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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ June 23, 2021

posted Jun 23, 2021, 10:02 AM by City Clerk
June 23, 2021

St. Louis County COVID-19 Update

Community Vaccination Events Offer Defense Against Delta Variant

In a Wednesday morning press event, Saint Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page urged residents to protect themselves against the Delta variant of COVID-19. This strain of the virus is spreading rapidly across southwestern Missouri, where infection rates are rising faster than anywhere else in the nation.

While other parts of the state bear the brunt of the crisis, St. Louis-area health systems have noticed a slight uptick in cases in the past week. “We are not certain whether that is a one-time bump or a new trend,” Dr. Page said. “Even so, we have the single best tool available to fight the Delta variant and protect ourselves against a COVID resurgence: vaccines.”

Free vaccines are available at locations throughout the county through partnerships between the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health and a variety of businesses, churches, and nonprofits. 

Dr. Page highlighted an upcoming vaccine event hosted by Centene at their Ferguson location at 2900 Pershall Road. On Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the public is welcome to receive a free Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine while enjoying a performance from Kennedy Holmes, a St. Louis County singer who appeared on The Voice. Parking is free and no appointments are required.

For all the times and locations of county vaccination clinics, visit and click on “Vaccine events.” 

County Executive Press Conference
Wednesday’s​ press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be found here:​​​

Sara Dayley
Public Information Officer
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health