Vaccines Information

The following information is for those seeking vaccinations in the City of St. Louis. If you are seeking vaccination records, please call (314) 657-1548.

Overview

The City of St. Louis Department of Health recommends that all residents keep up with their vaccines, especially COVID-19, influenza, and the vaccines that are required for children to attend school.

Prior to vaccines, it was common for people to die from diseases that are now preventable by vaccines, including measles, polio and whooping cough. Immunizations not only protect individual people, but aid in protecting the health of our community, especially those individuals who cannot be immunized.

See below for information on vaccines, school immunizations and more.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccines are now available to everyone ages 12 and over. FEMA and the City of St. Louis recommend going to vaccines.gov and entering your ZIP code for the nearest convenient location to receive a vaccine.

You can use the Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator to register and schedule appointments for vaccinations. Use the website to register, or call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411 for assistance.

Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Information website

 

COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine (for ages 5-11)

Following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, City of Saint Louis Department of Health Director Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, and SLPS Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams urge parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 to keep schools open, and to keep children healthy and safe.

 

Influenza Vaccinations

The City of St. Louis Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

Please visit our free Flu Shot Clinic locator for dates, times, and registration links (if applicable). 

Visit the Influenza (flu) Vaccine Information website

 

School Immunizations

Missouri State law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification to attend school, unless they have an appropriate exemption card on file. Children attending school must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, meningococcal, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. All students are required to provide documentation that includes the month, day and year the vaccine was administered.

2021 - 2022 School Requirements | En Español

School Immunization Schedules

Vaccine Education

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the coronavirus strain that causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.The vaccine toolkit was created in collaboration with the Saint Louis Science Center to help increase awareness and understanding about vaccines in disease prevention. 

Use the vaccination education toolkit by downloading and printing the information needed for your vaccines education campaign.

Immunization Exemptions for Minors

The Department of Health offers immunization exemptions for minor children. Parent/Guardian Immunization Exemption documents and Immunization Exemption requests for religious reasons are available on a walk-in basis from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except city holidays). All other encounters will be by appointment only. City residents may call 314-657-1428 to make an appointment.

Anyone seeking exemptions due to medical reasons or related to COVID-19 must contact their health care provider.

Note: A parent/guardian immunization exemption is usually secured for daycare aged children and must be renewed annually.

Obtain Medical Records

By calling (314) 657-1548

  • Services available from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed on City Holidays.
  • Provides records for Hepatitis, immunizations, lead, and closed City hospitals
  • $10 Fee per Record (cash only, please have exact change)

 

Hepatitis A Vaccinations

City of St. Louis ordinance #68597 states every holder of a PERMIT for a FOOD ESTABLISHMENT, operating for more than ten days, shall verify a certificate of immunization from a health care provider for the Hepatitis A virus from every EMPLOYEE assigned to the preparation, display or service of FOOD for such FOOD ESTABLISHMENT within thirty (30) days after the commencement of such EMPLOYEE'S employment. Additional information on this ordinance is available online.

The following clinics offer Hepatitis A vaccinations.

  • Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Center
    5701 Delmar - 314-367-7848
    Payment for the vaccination is based on a sliding scale.
  • Walgreens Take Care Clinic
    Hepatitis A series (adult) ages 19+
    $113.99 per dose, 2 dose series

Additional resources are listed on the Mercy Neighborhood Ministry website.

 

Travel Vaccinations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Travelers' Health website offers information on recommended vaccinations and health notices. 

Travelling for Work? 

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