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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ June 9, 2021

posted Jun 10, 2021, 7:33 AM by City Clerk
June 9, 2021
 
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update
 
Vaccine Site Partnership with University of Missouri St. Louis
 
St. Louis County is opening a major new COVID-19 vaccination site in north St. Louis County, in close proximity to some of our most vulnerable neighborhoods. 
 
As announced by County Executive Dr. Sam Page this morning, DPH will begin vaccinations Friday in the Student Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. We are very pleased to partner with UMSL to  add yet another location for residents in North County to easily obtain a COVID vaccine.
 
DPH is offering both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the site, which is on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center at 17 Arnold B. Grobman Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121. We are prepared to administer as many as 250 vaccinations per day on site. The clinic will operate through the end of July on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are available at stlcorona.com.
 
This location is is one of many holding vaccination events in North County as well as countywide. The County is working with area churches, businesses, non-profits and the St. Louis County Library to continue to expand vaccination offerings, making it ever more convenient to get vaccinated. All vaccination events are listed at stlcorona.com; most offer walk-up service.
 
“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the safest and quickest way to protect St. Louis County families and help our communities return to normal. These new sites are critical for the county to continue to expand vaccine access to every eligible resident,” Dr. Page said. “We are grateful to all of our neighbors who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, and we urge anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to do so to protect themselves and their loved ones. If you have questions about the vaccine or how to access it, our incredible St. Louis County staff is available to help.”
 
UMSL Chancellor Kristin Sobolik said the new site would offer a convenient place for university students and staff as well as community residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
“The University of Missouri–St. Louis is committed to being a good community partner and supporting  the health and well-being of our neighbors. We are glad to be able to do that by partnering with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to serve as a vaccination site,” Chancellor Kristin Sobolik said. “We encourage everyone in the UMSL community and our neighbors to get vaccinated.”
 
The new clinic is only the latest example of St. Louis County’s commitment to serving our most vulnerable areas when it comes to administering the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, that commitment has yielded strong returns.
 
On April 28, the state’s vaccination consultant reported that the 10 census tracts with the biggest vaccination gaps in the state were all located in St. Louis County. The vaccination gap is the difference between total population in a census tract compared to the number of people vaccinated.
 
In the most recent state report, only one of the Top 10 census tracts for vaccination gaps was in St. Louis County. The same report makes clear that the St. Louis region had the biggest increase in vaccinations in the entire state in recent weeks. 
 
County Executive Press Conference
 
Wednesday’s​ press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be found here:​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaj7tl1MRsI
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