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Veteran’s Homes/COVID Update

(Cape Girardeau) More than 90-percent of Missouri’s veterans home residents have received their COVID-19 vaccination.

Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director Paul Kirchoff says about 60-percent of workers have been vaccinated.

Kirchoff says nine workers and one veteran currently have the virus.

Last year, Missouri veterans homes had a deadly outbreak of the virus, killing at least 158 residents among the seven state-operated homes.

Kirchoff says vaccinations, testing, and other infection control measures have helped to keep the virus from spreading this year.

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