Inform Your Choice
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 about obtaining the vaccine.
COVID-19 is affecting kids more than ever.
Free At-Home COVID Tests
Every home in the United States is eligible for four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the government. Sign up for mailing today at COVIDtests.gov.
Insurance Reimbursement for At-Home Tests
In addition to the four free tests mailed to your home, if you have health insurance, your insurance company will pay you back for any at-home COVID-19 tests purchased after January 15th, 2022. For more information on insurance reimbursement for at-home tests, click here.
Don’t have health insurance? Click here or scroll down to be connected to a Community Referral Coordinator (CRC).
Vaccination Events, Testing, and Treatment Locations
Click on the listings below to expand details for each provider’s event across the St. Louis Region. To narrow your search, explore the filters at the top of the map. By clicking on the filters, you can choose listings by vaccine type, appointment requirements, cost to patient, and more.
- Individuals ages 5+ are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 5-11.
- Seasonal flu vaccines are also being offered across the region.
- Monoclonal Antibody Treatment might be available for those who have recently tested positive for COVID-19. For more information about this treatment and eligibilty, read our blog post here.
- This map is reflective of the St. Louis region. Please visit MOStopsCOVID for more vaccination events taking place across Missouri!
- Key Reminder: The vaccine 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.
Regional Data: What should I do to protect myself as infections increase across the region?
- Should I be worried about COVID-19 variants? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. Some variants of a given disease are more severe or contagious than the original version. Learn more about variants here on the CDC website. The good news? We already know what to do to protect ourselves and help prevent illness in our communities!
- COVID-19 vaccines continue to be very effective, even against new variants. Vaccines prevent you from getting sick, and reduce your chances of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Getting the vaccine is also a great way to protect your loved ones and those around you, by decreasing community spread of the disease. The choice to get vaccinated is yours. Visit PrepareSTL for more information.
- Consider getting a COVID-19 booster shot. Even without a booster, the first round of vaccines continue to be effective against COVID-19. However, the booster shot can provide increased protection against infection. For more information about COVID-19 booster eligibility and FAQ, click here.
- Wearing a mask, social distancing, and handwashing continue to offer additional levels of protection from the virus. See the CDC’s full guide to masking here.
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 our partners are combating access barriers for the community in two key 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
Health care providers across the region are available to help organizations host vaccination events 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 with outreach efforts, while the medical partner oversees vaccine administration! Visit the RHC’s interest page to learn more.
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
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is here, you have to decide whether or not to get it. You need trusted, fact-based information, to make an informed decision. You have control over what happens to your body. Consider the virus, the vaccine, and your immune system. Visit PrepareSTL for more information!
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.