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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.

Need more information to make your decision? Visit PrepareSTL for the facts.

Ready to register or schedule a vaccination appointment? Click here!

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 16+) 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. With few exceptions, all vaccinations are given by appointment only. Please review each vaccinator’s guidelines carefully below.

Click on each provider’s logo below to find registration information, or to schedule an appointment:

State Resources

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.

To sign up a homebound relative to receive a COVID vaccination in St. Louis City, call the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging at (314) 612-5918.

Find a Vaccinator or Event

Click on each provider’s listing below to find a link to registration and appointment information. Information on large scale vaccination events will also be listed below as available. Visit MOStopsCOVID for more vaccination events taking place across the St. Louis Region (Region C).

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Community Resources

At the beginning of April 2021, all adult residents across Missouri and Illinois (ages 16+) 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), PrepareSTL, and the COVID-19 Regional Response Team are combating access barriers for the community in two ways:

Request an Educational Presentation

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 seeks to connect vaccine providers (local health departments and hospital systems) 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.

Health Care Week Begins May 10, 2021

St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force invites the community to observe Moment of Silence at 10 a.m. May 10

April 20, 2021

Effort will honor health care and essential workers, first responders and others impacted by COVID-19 

As we kick off Health Care Week on Monday May 10, we will invite our friends, families and neighbors to join us in a moment of silence at 10 a.m. to recognize all health care workers, first responders, essential workers and others who have given so much of themselves to support our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also remember those we’ve lost to this horrible disease.

We will honor the daily acts of courage and sacrifice we saw across our communities and within our health care communities. It is something simple we can all do to demonstrate strength and unity during a time when many of us have felt helpless. Together, we will lift up one another and these heroes in our thoughts and prayers, joining our hearts in gratitude and remembrance.

This observance during National Hospital and Health Care Week will honor the many individuals who have risen as heroes throughout the pandemic – as well as those who have died or lost loved ones to this disease.

“We simply want to take a moment to recognize all those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Alexander Garza, MD, Incident Commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force. “Essential workers in every corner of our community put aside their personal concerns over the past year, rising as true heroes and we think this is a small way to show our support for them,”

“If we’ve learned one thing through this pandemic it’s that we are stronger together,” Garza added. “This moment of silence is something simple we can each do to demonstrate strength and unity as we continue to move forward as a community in our recovery from the pandemic.” 

We hope you join us on May 10 for a moment of silence.

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:

Joyce V. Driver

Community Referral Coordinatorjdriver@stlouisihn.org314-571-0874

Brittany Jones

Community Referral Coordinatorbjones@stlouisihn.org314-571-0952

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:

The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

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.

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Contact Vaccinate STL with questions about the initiative