(Hillsboro) The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a state contract with S.L.S.C.O. of Galveston, Texas to provide monoclonal antibody infusion treatment for 30 days in Jefferson and four other counties.
This contract follows Governor Mike Parson’s August 11th announcement that $15 million would be committed to staffing, equipment and supplies for the establishment of monoclonal antibody infusion stations across the state.
The governor says “As the Delta variant continues to spread across the state and pose serious health risks to unvaccinated Missourians, our state teams are continuing to do everything possible to provide support and save lives.
It is our hope that these infusion centers will help relieve hospital strain and health care worker fatigue as we move forward with our efforts to get more Missourians vaccinated.”
The Jefferson County site is expected to be implemented in the coming days. Jefferson County leaders will select their new station.