Seniors and other residents with certain underlying health conditions were the focus for a targeted vaccination clinic held today at the St. Louis Housing Authority. The City of St. Louis Department of Health partnered with the Housing Authority, community partners including Saint Louis University and Team Rubicon to conduct the clinic. and Fire Star Transportation, Southside Wellness, and Laclede Cab provided transportation services to some of the residents. The event was a second dose clinic of the Pfizer COVID-19. Our second dose return rate was 96.3% with 316 doses administered.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seniors are more likely than other members of the general public to require care when they become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. “We know that severe illness and death from COVID-19 increase with age so it’s critical that seniors who want to get vaccinated receive the vaccine,” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis.
The City of St. Louis continues to properly monitor its allocations of doses and has not wasted a single dose of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccines.
The clinic today was by invitation to residents who had received the first dose on February 21st. The St. Louis Housing Authority assisted the Department with inviting residents. Residents who would like to get vaccinated are encourage to register on the Department of Health’s website at STLOUIS-MO.GOV/COVID-19/Vaccine or by calling 314-657-1499. The Department of Health is using the database created by those registrations to invite residents to upcoming mass vaccination clinics hosted the City of St. Louis.
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