ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have released a list of hospitals that will receive more than half of the state’s COVID-19 vaccinations during February.

The Missouri Hospital Association and the state’s health department said 53% of the 76,000 weekly doses the state receives will go the hospitals, which are in regions spread across the state.

The hospitals were chosen because they each have the capacity to administer 5,000 doses per week.

The rest of the vaccine will be divided between regional mass vaccination events, local public health agencies, federally qualified health centers and other community providers.

The list of providers will expand as the state receives more vaccine.

The availability of COVID-19 vaccine continues to be the leading factor limiting vaccination of the more than 2 million…

Posted by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Monday, February 1, 2021