ST. LOUIS — Last updated on April 12 at 2:30 p.m.
All Missouri and Illinois residents who are 16 years and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. As supply has increased, both states have done away with their tiered systems.
Missouri residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive vaccines, as of April 9. Gov. Mike Parson has said the state estimates about 40% of those eligible will not seek a vaccine. Despite that, local health officials have said the St. Louis area could reach herd immunity by this summer.
All Illinois residents 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 12.
Patients who are eligible and interested in receiving the vaccine can register or make appointments through their local health departments (listed below under Missouri and Illinois sections) or through the health care systems that are part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
There are age restrictions for each vaccine. You must be 16 and older for the Pfizer vaccine. For the Moderna vaccine or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines, you must be 18 years old, according to the CDC.
Register through a St. Louis area health care system
BJC HEALTHCARE: People may register on the health system’s website to be placed on a waiting list to receive a vaccine and once their eligible window opens up, they will be invited to make an appointment. Click here to register.
MERCY: Mercy has added an automated phone number for people to call and request the COVID-19 vaccine for those without internet access: 1-833-364-6777. The hospital maintains the best way to request the vaccine continues to be online at mercy.net/MOVaccine. Anyone who has already registered online does not need to call.
SSM HEALTH: Anyone who is interested in getting the vaccine can schedule their own appointment online without an invitation. Patients can make their appointments on SSM Health’s scheduling website.
ST. LUKE'S: Complete the form on lukesvaccine.com to be added to St. Luke's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic's waiting list. The form must be completed for each individual requesting placement on the waiting list. St. Luke's will contact you when an appointment is available. The vaccine clinic is located in the Chesterfield Mall. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Missouri health departments
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has started a list of mass vaccination events on its website. Residents can register for the vaccine using the Missouri Vaccine Navigator. Those without internet access may call the state's hotline at 877-435-8411.
CRAWFORD COUNTY: Call the Crawford County Health Department to be placed on a waiting list. The number is 573-775-2555. The health department will contact people when the vaccine is available.
FRANKLIN COUNTY: The health department said it plans to run vaccine clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 308 Hawthorne Dr. in Union. Some walk-ins will be accepted. However, the department advised residents to follow its Facebook page for changes to the schedule.
You may add also your name to the waitlist through the county's online vaccine registration system. For more information about vaccination, Franklin County residents can call 877-435-8411.
GASCONADE COUNTY: The health department is no longer accepting responses through its "vaccine precheck" form. Instead, the county has linked the state's online Vaccine Navigator. The health department will post updates on upcoming vaccine clinics on its Facebook page.
Hermann Hospital has also launched a vaccine signup form. The hospital and clinics will administer vaccines, once available, by appointment only.
IRON COUNTY: Those who are interested in pre-registering for the vaccine should call the Iron County Health Department at 573-546-7121 or the Iron County Medical Center at 573-546-1260. Follow the county's Facebook page for updates.
JEFFERSON COUNTY: Vaccination clinics are open for walk-ins; no appointments are necessary. The clinic is located at 1275 N. Truman in Festus. The schedules are posted on the department's website and Facebook page. Those without internet access can call the department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Line at 636-789-8941.
The county is also seeking volunteers to help with the vaccination process in clinical or non-clinical roles. Fill out this form to register as a volunteer. Those who would like to remove their names from the Lincoln County waiting list may fill out this form online.
PHELPS COUNTY: Follow the Phelps-Maries County Health Department's Facebook page for information about upcoming clinics. The health department has a hotline people may call if they do not have internet access or are unable to register themselves: 888-779-4710.
PIKE COUNTY: To register for upcoming clinics, call the health department at 573-324-2111 or visit the department's website. To receive email alerts about clinics, sign up for the health department's newsletters.
The health department is asking people to not register for clinics if they will not be available to receive the second dose. Registration will close once all appointments have been booked and reopen when a new clinic has been scheduled. Unless otherwise noted, the county said all clinics will take place at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 807 S. Court St. in Bowling Green.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY: For upcoming clinics, register through the county health department's online form. Anyone without a working email address or internet access can call the COVID-19 hotline at 636-949-1899 (answered 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday).
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY: The county previously had its own registration but is now working through Missouri's Vaccine Navigator.
ST. LOUIS CITY: The city has partnered with FEMA and the state to host a mass vaccination event at The Dome that began April 7 and will last eight weeks. You can register through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator website or call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411. Walk-ins will also be accepted; the event is open to all Missouri residents.
To register for other upcoming clinics, city residents can be placed on a waiting list to receive the vaccine and vaccination notifications through a link on the health department's website. Those who sign up will be updated on the status of vaccine availability and the phased distribution of the vaccine.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY: Starting April 13, residents will be able to make their own appointments for vaccines on stlcorona.com. They will no longer need to register.
The Department of Public Health has also partnered with the County Older Residents Program to assist older individuals who may need assistance. Call 314-615-2660 to speak with staff who can help set up the appointments over the phone. You may also call 314-615-2660 to set up a screening for a homebound vaccination appointment.
STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY: The health department is receiving about 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine per week. The department is planning to vaccinate the public on Thursday mornings and it will no longer utilize a waitlist system. To register for an upcoming clinic, call 573-883-7411. Follow the department's Facebook page for updates.
WARREN COUNTY: The health department has set up an online registration system. Visit the health department's website for links and information on how to be placed on the waitlist to receive the vaccine.
WASHINGTON COUNTY: Those who are interested in receiving a vaccine may call the health department at 573-438-2164 to be placed on a waiting list or register online. Follow the health department's Facebook page for updates.
Missouri has published an interactive map of locations approved to receive vaccinations. The map comes with the following disclaimer:
The state of Missouri is still experiencing an exceptionally limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines. Before contacting a vaccinator on this map to coordinate your vaccination, please understand that many vaccinators are still awaiting supplies from the federal government.
Because vaccinators are listed here does NOT mean:
- The identified provider has any vaccine on hand or ability to order at this time.
- The identified provider has an intent to publicly distribute vaccine.
Illinois health departments
The state has a map and list of approved vaccinators. Residents who don’t have internet access or need assistance navigating online services can call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 833-621-1284 to book an appointment. The hotline is open 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight with agents available to speak English and Spanish.
CALHOUN COUNTY: Check the state's website for information on upcoming clinics. If you do not have internet access, call 618-576-2428. The health department asks that those who have friends or family members with no means of transportation and are interested in receiving the vaccine call 618-576-2428. Updates will also be posted on the county health department's Facebook page.
The county is also seeking volunteers (medical and non-medical) who may be able to help during mass vaccination clinics. If you are interested in volunteering, call the health department at 618-576-2428.
CLAY COUNTY: Follow the health department's Facebook page for information on upcoming vaccine clinics. If you do not have internet access, call 618-576-2428.
CLINTON COUNTY: Follow the health department's Facebook page for updates on upcoming clinics.
FAYETTE COUNTY: The health department is directing residents to the state's online system to schedule appointments for upcoming vaccine clinics. Those who do not have internet access may call the Fayette County Health Department at 618-283-1044 for help.
JERSEY COUNTY: The health department posts information on upcoming clinics on its Facebook page.
MADISON COUNTY: Open appointment scheduling links can be found at www.madisonchd.org or on Madison County's Facebook and Twitter accounts. If someone needs assistance scheduling their appointment, call 618- 650-8445 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Weekly vaccination clinics will take place in the following locations: Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville and Lewis and Clark Community College Commons in Godfrey.
MARION COUNTY: The health department is in the process of vaccinating people who are eligible, according to its Facebook page. Call the health department at 618-548-3878 to schedule an appointment.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Those who are interested in receiving the vaccine should call 217-532-2001 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to be added to the waitlist. You may also email your name, age and phone number to email@example.com. Follow the health department's Facebook page for updates.
RANDOLPH COUNTY: Call the health department at 618-826-5007 to be placed on a waitlist.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY: The county is now opening vaccine appointments to those who are 16 and older who live or work in Illinois. The county health department has set up a website for COVID-19 and vaccine information. Within the site, there is a link for vaccine registration and notification.
The county has established a COVID-19 call center to assist people with vaccine-related questions and issues. The numbers are 618-825-4447 and 618-509-6010. The call center accepts calls from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
It will also post updates on its Facebook page.
WASHINGTON COUNTY: The health department is working on scheduling appointments for those who are eligible. Call 618 327-3644 for help scheduling an appointment and follow the department's Facebook page for updates.
This story will be updated as more municipalities share their plans and processes on vaccine distribution.