COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

At the end of October, the FDA authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. Similar to the response in older children and adults, the Pfizer vaccine was found to be about 91% effective at preventing COVID-19 in children 5 through 11. Additionally, prior to authorization, the vaccine’s safety was…

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Message from the CEO – November 2021

Message from the CEO – November 2021

In November, I am trying to make more time for gratefulness. As 2021, comes to a close, I want to celebrate all of our partners who help make the RHC a success.  We are grateful to all our partners who joined us to educate our black and brown communities about Covid-19 through a collective impact…

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Data Visualization Hackathon

Data Visualization Hackathon

In partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) has successfully completed their second annual Data Visualization Hackathon event.

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What You Should Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

As of October 2021, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has stated that the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines are available for those who are eligible for a booster shot. Continue reading below to find information on eligibility and frequently asked questions about booster shots.  Eligibility It is…

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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Treat COVID-19

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Treat COVID-19

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you may be eligible for a free treatment called monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy. The therapy, which has been approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA, is meant to be used ​​for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 to prevent hospitalization and complications from the virus. During…

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PrepareSTL Shares Lessons Learned During COVID-19

PrepareSTL Shares Lessons Learned During COVID-19

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color, and they are “suffering and dying from COVID-19 at greater rates than the general population.”1 Underserved communities continue to be ignored by population-level health interventions, worsening health disparities. In an effort to reach communities of color in St. Louis, PrepareSTL, a “collaborative, community-led campaign” aims to assist these…

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VaccinateSTL launches interactive vaccine finder!

VaccinateSTL launches interactive vaccine finder!

VaccinateSTL launches new vaccination finder! This interactive map allows users to click on providers’ vaccination events and expand details about vaccination events and treatment locations across the St. Louis region. The map includes details about COVID-19 vaccination locations, flu vaccination locations, Monoclonal Antibody Treatment centers, and COVID-19 testing locations. Users can also narrow their search…

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Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Health and Education Leaders, Urge Families to Vaccinate Children 5 – 11 Against COVID-19, Keep Schools Open and Safe

Following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, City of Saint Louis Department of Health Director Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, and St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent…

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