City of St. Louis Issues One Year Report On COVID-19

This weekend’s clinics come the same week that Missouri allowed those under Phase 1B-Tier 3 to become eligible for the vaccine.

March 20, 2021 | 2 min reading time

The City of St. Louis Department of Health continues its work to vaccinate the community through its latest mass vaccination clinic today at the America’s Convention Center Complex in downtown St. Louis. The clinic served 1,472 individuals (1,464 first doses, 8 second doses). This weekend’s clinics come the same week the state of Missouri opened Phase 1B-Tier 3, allowing teachers, childcare workers, and other essential workers to become eligible for the vaccine. 

“As institutions like schools begin to reopen, it’s important to protect the health of all involved,” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “We still must continue to vaccinate our most vulnerable populations, including those aged 65 and above and individuals with underlying medical conditions. Partnerships with venues like the America’s Convention Center Complex assist us with providing vaccines through a streamlined process from check-in to observation.”

The Department of Health invited individuals from its vaccine notification registry who identified as eligible based on their survey responses. The department has also worked with community partners to assist those with mobility or linguistic barriers to obtain a vaccine. 

The city’s vaccine notification survey continues to be the best way to learn about upcoming clinics, including a “mega” vaccination clinic scheduled for Thursday and Friday through a partnership with the state of Missouri and the Missouri National Guard. If you are interested in receiving a vaccine through the City of St. Louis Department of Health, please visit stlouis-mo.gov/covid-19/vaccine to register. For individuals without internet access, please call our COVID-19 hotline, 314-657-1499, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you previously filled it out and have secured your vaccinations through another agency, you may remove yourself from the list by emailing health@stlouis-mo.gov or calling 314-657-1499. 

A second mass vaccination clinic will be held at the America’s Convention Center Complex tomorrow. The health department expects to vaccinate another 1,500-2,000 individuals.

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