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 A rally-goer holds a sign at a September 2020 event in Jefferson City protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Sarah Fentem
St. Louis Public Radio
New COVID-19 vaccinations in Missouri have slowed as many residents refuse the shot, asserting their personal freedom. Republican lawmakers claiming vaccine mandates amount to government overreach have fought back against local officials and public health departments. In more than two dozen counties, fewer than one-third of people are fully vaccinated.
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