ST. LOUIS — The City of St. Louis Department of Health has yet to receive any COVID-19 vaccines, but city residents now have a way to stay up-to-date on vaccine distribution when they become available.
City residents can sign up to get vaccine and vaccination notifications. Those who sign up will be updated on the status of vaccine availability and the phased distribution of the vaccine.
“The vaccine survey that we created will help get distribution updates and other vaccine information to residents directly, and as soon as possible,” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “A direct link to residents will be critical to sharing rapidly-changing and evolving information related to vaccine distribution in a timely manner.”
When the city department of health receives vaccine supplies, it'll follow the state's phased distribution. Missouri is currently in Phase 1A, which includes long-term care facility residents and staff and health care workers with direct patient contact.
The city said all jurisdictions in Missouri will shift to Phase 1B at the same time when notified by state officials. Phase 1B includes critical infrastructure workers and those at higher risk for COVID-19. Additional information about Phase 2 and 3 population groups and tiers within these phases will be forthcoming