Bates County Memorial/ Letter to Public regarding Covid Vaccines

Dear Bates County and surrounding counties residents:

As COVID-19 cases continue to impact our hospital, Bates County Memorial is seeing hope in the first round of vaccines being administered throughout Missouri. 

They are proud to share that their  hospital team has provided more than 175 vaccinations to their  front-line health care workers who are among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

As their  vaccine supply increases throughout the coming weeks and months, the hospital  will expand their vaccine operations to the community, as guided by the CDC and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Bates County Memorial  will share a defined timeline as more information becomes available.

It will take time to vaccinate all members of our community. In the meantime,  continue to follow all safety precautions – wear a mask, practice physical distancing and hand hygiene.

Bates County Memorial Hospital will keep you informed and updated as they learn more and prepare for each phase of vaccinations. There are many moving parts related to the supply and administration of the vaccine, so thank you for your patience and understanding as they strive to take care of our community.

Feel free to  share this message with your friends, family and others in the community who have questions or concerns about the vaccine. Up-to-date resources and information also are available for individuals on the state’s vaccine website

Please continue to send well wishes to our front-line caregivers as they take care of patients and families.


Greg Weaver

Bates County Memorial Hospital