ST. LOUIS ( -- All Missouri adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting Friday, 12 days after the state entered Phase 2 on March 29.

Phase 3 will open eligibility to all Missourians above 16 who did not yet qualify for a vaccine. It encompasses roughly 1.1 million people. According to state data, 2.5 million people eligible under Phase 2 remain unvaccinated.

Region C - which includes the St. Louis area - has received the most vaccine doses at 1,062,845, or 38% of total doses Missouri has allocated. 

Over 1,139,859 Missouri residents (18.6%) are fully vaccinated as of Thursday, and more than 1.8 million have received at least one dose. Click here to find and sign-up for state-run vaccine events across Missouri. Click here for vaccine information for Missouri seniors and homebound adults. 

Illinois will open vaccine eligibility to all residents over the age of 16 beginning April 12. 

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