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How to find and sign up for COVID-19 vaccines in the St. Louis area
Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator is intended to help Missourians navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process. This tool may not capture every event in your area, so we encourage you to engage with your local public health officials and health care facilities to learn more. We encourage individuals to register online if they have the ability. To ensure that the vaccine is available to all Missourians, regardless of internet and computer access, we have staff available to help individuals register through our COVID-19 hotline at(877) 435-8411 (interpreters are available). Visit website to register.
St. Louis City
Sign up online to receive updates about vaccination opportunities in the city. Residents who sign up will receive information about when each new phase opens, and about vaccination locations. Signing up does not necessarily give someone a place in line, but is a way for the city to notify residents about when each new phase opens, and about vaccination options in the area.
Sign up for notifications: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/health/communicable-disease/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine.cfm
Requirements: Must be a city resident
To receive text alerts about vaccination opportunities: Text “STLCOVID” to 888777
Residents who do not have internet access can call the city’s COVID-19 hotline at 314-657-1499 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
St. Louis County
St. Louis County has an online portal to preregister for vaccinations. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will sort through applications to determine which phase each person falls into. When vaccinations become available for that phase, the applicants will be invited to make an appointment to get vaccinated. People do not have to be county residents to receive a vaccination.
Contact the department about vaccines: email@example.com
The health department is encouraging residents to use the online or email options if possible, but residents who do not have internet access can call the county hotline at 314-615-2660 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to preregister.
The Jefferson County health department has an online form where residents can sign up for notifications about vaccine availability. The county had not received any vaccine doses as of Jan. 26, but residents who sign up will be notified about vaccination opportunities in the county as they become available.
Sign up for notifications: https://hipaa.jotform.com/210126757688060
Requirement: Must be a Jefferson County resident
St. Charles County
People can register online for vaccinations through the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. The department will sort applicants into the appropriate tier based on the information provided, and will contact them when there is a vaccine appointment available. St. Charles County is currently vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A, but people in any phase can register.
Requirements: Must live or work in St. Charles County
Individuals interested in preregistering for a vaccination in Lincoln County can enter their information through the health department’s online form, and will be contacted when an appointment is available for them.
Those who want to preregister but do not have internet access can call the health department at 636-528-6117.
St. Francois County
The St. Francois County Health Center has launched an online portal to pre-register for vaccinations. Applicants will be contacted by the health department when vaccinations are available to their tier.
St. Clair County
Individuals who live or work in St. Clair County can fill out an online form, which will add them to a list to receive updates and notifications about vaccinations. They will be contacted when they can sign up for an appointment, and will receive instructions to do so.
For people who do not have internet access, the health department encourages residents to ask a friend or a family member to register them online. If that is not possible, they can call the health department at 618-825-4447 for assistance.
Sign up for notifications: https://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/health-department/covid-19-information/vaccine-notification
In Monroe County, residents can learn about vaccination clinics through the county’s Code RED alert system, which they can sign up for through the health department website, or by calling any city hall in the county. When a clinic is about to happen, they will receive an automated call telling them the date, time and the eligible age group.
If a resident is eligible, they can then go online and secure a spot by visiting the health department website and clicking on the link that says “Register on EMTrack here.”
Residents who are eligible but don’t have internet access can show up at the vaccine clinics. The county holds some doses in reserve for those individuals.
Notifications and registration: https://monroecountyhealth.org/home/emergency-preparedness/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/
Requirements: Must be a county resident
Mercy has launched an online portal for residents to confirm their eligibility and register for vaccinations. They will be notified once an appointment is available.
For residents who do not have internet access, Mercy has added an automated phone number to request COVID-19 vaccine: 1-833-364-6777.
St. Luke’s Hospital
St. Luke’s Hospital has launched an online portal for residents to apply for vaccinations.
Through BJC HealthCare, residents can register online. Once vaccinations are available for their category, they will be invited to make an appointment.
Through SSM Health, patients can register online, and will receive an email when it is time to register for a vaccination appointment.
Through CareSTL, residents can visit the federally qualified health center’s website and click the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration option on the front page. Applicants will fill out a form and will be contacted to schedule a vaccination appointment when one is available. Applicants do not have to be CareSTL patients.
Residents who do not have internet access can call 314-633-6363 or 314-367-5820 ext. 2292 for information about vaccines.
Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club
As soon as the stores receive the vaccine, customers will be able to make vaccine appointments on Walmart and Sam’s Club websites. Stores will stick to eligibility requirements requirements for who will receive the vaccine. The vaccines will come directly from the federal supply, meaning these are in addition to the vaccines already distributed from the state of Missouri.
Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the pharmacies were chosen by the federal government.
Eighty one Missouri Walmart and Sam’s Club stores will have the vaccine, in addition to 21 Health Mart independent pharmacies. The 102 Missouri retail pharmacies are scheduled to receive a total of more than 18,000 doses per week. Vaccinations will begin on Feb. 12 at participating locations, health officials said. Vaccinations will be available at the Walmart and Sam’s Club locations listed here.
Information for page from “How to find and sign up for COIVD-19 vaccines in the St. Louis area” – St. Louis Post Dispatch, January 29, 2021