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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COVID-19 Worsens Opioid Burden in STL

COVID-19 Worsens Opioid Burden in STL

COVID-19 has not only worsened existing problems in the United States such as unemployment, poverty, evictions, and societal stress, but has also led to intense social isolation, disrupted drug supplies, and reduced access to support services for many people across the state and country. As a result, the global pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis…

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Angela Fleming Brown: The Choice is Yours

Angela Fleming Brown: The Choice is Yours

In the April 6, 2021 edition of the Deaconess Foundation newsletter, Angela Fleming Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC), addresses inequity in the health care system, provides a list of considerations that may factor into an individual’s decision to get vaccinated or not, and a link to resources that can help…

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RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

RHC Advocates Immediate Action to Ensure Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in the St. Louis Region

As COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) vaccine distribution ramps up, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) advocates for the State of Missouri to take immediate action to respond to vaccine deserts and ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations in the St. Louis region. The following recommendations uplift prioritized actions for equitable pandemic mitigation efforts.

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Vaccine Messaging Acknowledges Past Racial Traumas in Health

Vaccine Messaging Acknowledges Past Racial Traumas in Health

ST. LOUIS, September 10, 2020 – Messaging around a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to African American communities without admonishment or pressure, according to health officials planning for its rollout in St. Louis. Click here for the Bloomberg Law story. Photo: Bloomberg Law

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Affinia Healthcare, Prepare STL and Schnucks perform free COVID-19 tests Saturday

Affinia Healthcare, Prepare STL and Schnucks perform free COVID-19 tests Saturday

ST. LOUIS, August 8, 2020 – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Prepare STL and Affinia Healthcare have partnered to perform free COVID- 19 tests and hand out thousands of PPE. Saturday was no different as the group made a stop in the parking lot of a Schnucks in north St. Louis. Health officials say they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of residents. Affina Healthcare, Prepare STL,…

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