County to Hold Mass Vaccination Event March 6
Saint Louis County will work with the Missouri National Guard to conduct a large-scale vaccination event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the North County Recreational Center at 2577 Redman Ave. About two thousand doses will be administered.
County Executive Sam Page urged all eligible residents to register for the event by visiting stlcorona.com. The Department of Public Health will make appointments by pulling from its pre-registration list. Anyone who is pre-registered, regardless of their eligibility tier, may be selected. No walk-up service is available.
This follows a successful large-scale vaccination event held at UMSL two weeks ago.
Vaccine Eligibility to Expand to Teachers and Other Essential Workers
Starting on March 15, the state of Missouri will expand its eligibility criteria to include those who work in education, child care, and infrastructure fields. While this is good news for teachers and others who have been waiting for their vaccine, the county cautions that there remain hundreds of thousands of people in the tiers above who are on pre-registration lists awaiting an appointment.
St. Louis County is already working with school districts to ensure that the tens of thousands of teachers who work in the County can get vaccinations quickly and efficiently. Providing a safe learning environment for students and staff is a top priority.
While 125,000 County residents have received at least one dose, St. Louis County and the state estimate that there are likely still 370,000 people or more who already qualify for the vaccine who have not yet received it.
The County has been building infrastructure for high-capacity vaccine delivery and has the ability to administer more doses than the state currently provides. The Department of Public Health is hopeful that the supply will increase soon. The FDA’s approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a step in that direction.
County officials ask for the public’s patience and understanding as we continue to administer shots as quickly and efficiently as we can. Residents who have more questions or wish to register for their vaccine should visit stlcorona.com.