City of St. Louis Department of Health Pivots to Smaller COVID-19 Clinics

The department will conduct community and neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine clinics to supplement private and mass vaccination efforts in the community.

May 7, 2021 | 2 min reading time

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Ensuring residents who want to receive COVID-19 vaccines receive them continues to be a priority for the City of St. Louis Department of Health. After shifting efforts over the past several weeks from mass vaccination clinics to vaccinations for homebound residents, the Department has made another slight pivot to smaller neighborhood and community clinics.   

Today the Department of Health partnered with Casa de Salud, St. Louis Medical Reserve Corps, City of St. Louis Fire Department, Cherokee Street Community Improvement District, and WJL Properties to conduct a neighborhood clinic in the Cherokee Street commercial strip at 2700 Cherokee Street. During the clinic, 112 first dose Pfizer vaccinations were administered.

“We are at the point in our vaccination efforts where convenient access and trusted vaccination information messengers are critical to reaching residents in certain segments of the city who still need to get vaccinated,’” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “The Cherokee Street site and Casa de Salud helped with connecting us to some of those residents today.”

Moving forward, the Department will be conducting other community and neighborhood COVID-19 vaccination clinics to supplement vaccination efforts being offered by private physicians, pharmacies, and state and federal mass vaccination clinics.
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Vaccination Center continues to administer Pfizer vaccinations at the Dome at Broadway and Cole (Gate - C), seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are not required and free parking is available.

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