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 Dr. Kelvin Adams, urged parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 to keep schools open, healthy, and safe. The leaders stressed that child vaccination is the key to protecting families against COVID-19, especially ahead of the holiday season, and will outline the city’s plan to get children vaccinated against the virus.

The department has formed partnerships with Affinia Healthcare, CareSTL Health, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, Family Care Health Centers, SLPS, BJC, and SSM with more on the way. More information, including upcoming clinic dates, can be found on the Department of Health website.

Visit to find additional treatment sites providing COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and other medical services.

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