CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — St. Luke’s Hospital is relocating its COVID-19 vaccine clinic from its campus to a new location on the upper level of Chesterfield Mall near Macy’s, in the old H&M store.
The new space will open April 5.
“There are still people who have not gotten their vaccine. We still have supply issues. And even as more supply comes down, there’s a need to do those vaccines at certain places. So why not do it here at Chesterfield Mall?” said Dr. Michael Klevens, St. Luke’s network medical director of emergency services.
He said the mall’s owners, The Staenberg Group, donated the space and that the clinic will be at the mall for as long as necessary.
St. Luke’s said the larger space at Chesterfield Mall offers more flexibility for the hospital to increase its vaccination capacity and “better serve the community as vaccine supply increases over time.”
The bigger space allows them to administer 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day, six days a week, doubling their capacity.
“Walking straight through the mall 'til you get to your vaccine site where all the precautions have been taken, it's probably one of the safest places you can get your vaccine,” said Dr. Pearl Phillip, a St. Luke’s Hospital infectious disease specialist.
Vaccine doses are administered by appointment only to individuals on St. Luke’s waiting list who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine in Missouri. St. Luke’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is unable to accommodate walk-in requests. Though doctors on site at a walk-through of the new clinic said they might be able to offer any remaining doses at the end of the day to people at the mall when the clinic closes — though, they stress there are rarely many leftovers.
To pre-register, visit St. Luke’s vaccine website.
St. Luke’s is urging those who are not currently eligible to receive a vaccine to pre-register. When they become eligible to get vaccinated, St. Luke’s will send them an appointment invitation via email if the vaccine clinic has doses and appointments available.
Here's who is eligible under Phase 2
- Chemical Sector: Employees engaged in the manufacture, store, use, and transport of potentially dangerous chemicals and other diverse products in the chemical sector that are essential to modern life and economic activity.
- Commercial Facilities Sector: Employees engaged in activities related to the eight subsectors within the commercial facilities sector.
- Construction Sector: Employees or contractors engaged in the construction or repair of buildings, infrastructure or industrial facilities.
- Critical Manufacturing Sector: Employees in critical manufacturing engaged in the production of certain goods.
- Defense Industrial Base Sector: Employees that contribute to products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations and national defense.
- Financial Services Sector: Employees within the financial services sector.
- Food/Agriculture Sector – remaining: Remaining populations within the sector not included in 1B, including restaurants.
- Government: Other state and local government designated personnel required to provide essential services.
- Higher Education: Faculty and staff at public, private, and/or nonprofit higher education institutions.
- Disproportionately Affected Populations: Populations at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting COVID-19, with emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities not otherwise included in 1B.
- Homeless: Populations at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting COVID-19, excluding those that were already included in 1B.