Although the City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) has not yet received COVID-19 vaccine, the department is inviting city residents to sign up to receive vaccine and vaccination notifications. Residents who sign up to receive notifications will be updated on the status of vaccine availability and the phased distribution of the vaccine.
“The vaccine survey that we created will help get distribution updates and other vaccine information to residents directly, and as soon as possible,” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “A direct link to residents will be critical to sharing rapidly-changing and evolving information related to vaccine distribution in a timely manner.”
When DOH receives vaccine supplies, the department will follow the phased distribution of vaccinations established by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The state is currently in Phase 1A, which includes long-term care facility residents and staff and healthcare workers with direct patient contact. All jurisdictions in the state will shift to Phase 1B at the same time when notified by state officials. Phase 1B includes critical infrastructure workers and those at higher risk for COVID-19. Additional information about Phase 2 and 3 population groups and tiers within these phases will be forthcoming.
To complete the survey, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Information website. Residents can also text “STLCOVID” to 888777 for text notifications on vaccine updates from the City of St. Louis.
Visit www.stlouis-mo.gov/covid-19/ for more information about COVID-19 and the vaccine or contact us directly at CityVaccine@stlouis-mo.gov if you need assistance.