Should I get vaccinated?
The decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal one. Vaccinate STL aims to connect people with clear facts and resources that can help individuals make an informed decision for themselves and their family members on whether or not to obtain the vaccine.
Review vaccine roll-out information, details on how to register, informational videos, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.
Key Reminder: The vaccine will be completely free to you
If you choose to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be completely free to you, whether you have health insurance or not. Providers may charge insurance companies, but never the patient. Receiving the vaccine will be totally free to the community.
How can I get a vaccine?
All residents across Missouri and Illinois (ages 12+) are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
As supply allows, health departments, hospital systems, and doctor’s offices across the St. Louis region are scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please review each vaccinator’s guidelines carefully below.
Click on each provider’s logo below to find registration information, or to schedule an appointment:
Local Hospital Systems
Community Health Centers
Local Health Departments
Useful Telephone Numbers
For those without computer access, the State of Missouri has a COVID-19 hotline available to assist patients to register. Call (877) 435-8411.
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has set up a phone line to help seniors who don’t have internet access schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Aid may also be available for St. Louis County seniors who cannot drive to a site. Call (314) 615-2660.
Additional Health Departments and Retail Locations
Find a Vaccinator or Event
Click on each provider’s listing below to find a link to registration and appointment information. Visit MOStopsCOVID for more vaccination events taking place across the St. Louis Region (Region C). Pro Tip: Click “filter” on the map below to find locations that allow walk-in appointments.
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At the beginning of April 2021, all adult residents across Missouri and Illinois (ages 12+) became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this qualifies millions of people across our region to receive a vaccine, issues with access and availability are still abundant. The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) and the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force are combating access barriers for the community in two ways:
Request an Educational Presentation
Through a partnership with PrepareSTL and the COVID-19 Regional Response Team (RRT), volunteer medical providers from BJC HealthCare and SSM Health are offering community-based vaccine education! Presentations will center the physical and material well-being of African Americans and Communities of Color, healing from trauma, and informed choice regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Speakers will not encourage individuals to take the vaccine, but rather provide people-centered, factual information. If you would like to request a presentation from the speakers bureau, sign up here!
Hold a Vaccination Event in your Community
Alongside offering vaccine education within the community, the RHC also seeks to connect vaccination providers to organizations that wish to host a vaccination event onsite within their community. Events can be held at local churches, community centers, nonprofit organizations, and other accessible sites. Organizations provide the location and assist in scheduling appointments, while the medical partner oversees vaccine administration! Visit our interest page to learn more.
Where can I find more information?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Visit PrepareSTL and the Regional Response Team’s (RRT) websites for more information about the vaccine.
Why was it developed so quickly?
Can the COVID-19 vaccine make me sick?
Ask Dr. Echols – Steps to take after vaccination
Health Care Resources
If you do not have an established primary care physician and/or health insurance, Community Referral Coordinators (CRC) with the St. Louis Integrated Health Network may be able to help you access care! Contact a CRC below for assistance:
Community Referral Coordinators assist you by:
- Supporting you in connecting with a Primary Care Provider (PCP)
- Helping you get established at a community health center
- Exploring options for health insurance programs
- Scheduling follow up appointments
- Assisting with applications for the Gateway to Better Health Program, a temporary health care program for uninsured adults across St. Louis City and County.
Vaccinate STL is brought to you in partnership with:
Vaccinate STL is brought to you in partnership with the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, a collaboration between regional hospital systems, public health departments, elected leaders, and community organizations, all working together to provide the best possible care to patients.