(Farmington) The rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in other parts of Missouri has local health officials concerned. Annette Schnable is the president of Parkland Health Center in Farmington and Bonne Terre. She says she’s especially concerned about our youth.

And that’s why Schnable says they encourage everyone to get their vaccination.

And there’s another benefit to getting your vaccination.

Vaccinations are available at most area pharmacies. The St. Francois County Health Center in Park Hills also has the vaccine.