ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri National Guard, Governor Mike Parson's office and local health officials will host their first COVID-19 vaccination event in St. Louis County Saturday.
The event will be held at the Millennium Student Center on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. or until supplies run out.
Approximately 2,200 doses are expected to be administered at the event, which will be in addition to the county's allotment from the state, according to a news release from the St. Louis County health department.
Registration is required and opened Thursday. In order to register, visit the state's website and click on "register now." Those who don't have computer or internet access can call the state's COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411.
Those who are offered appointments after registering will receive an email with instructions.
"Depending on demand, which we anticipate will be extremely high, it’s a possibility that some people who have signed up with St. Louis County may be offered reservations Saturday," the release said. "Please be patient as the demand for the vaccines far outweighs the supply."
To register with the county, visit stlcorona.com and click on the "COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-registration" button. Only those who are in Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be eligible to receive vaccinations.
The National Guard was also scheduled to host a vaccination event in Lincoln County, but all vaccine events from Feb. 15-19 have been canceled due to severe weather. Lincoln County has rescheduled its event for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Individuals should come at the same time as their first dose appointment and bring their vaccination card.
The state had 25 vaccination events scheduled for the week, but many have been canceled because of the snow.
“Missouri is experiencing severe winter weather that makes driving dangerous and threatens the health and safety of anyone exposed to the cold. These conditions will also likely delay some vaccine shipments,” Governor Parson said. “We want to protect the safety of everyone involved in the mass vaccination events, from the patients being vaccinated to the volunteers who generously support these events.”