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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ May 19, 2021

posted May 19, 2021, 9:45 AM by City Clerk
May 19, 2021
 
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update
 
St. Louis County Library Partners with County Department of Public Health to offer Vaccine Events
 
St. Louis County Library and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are teaming up to offer vaccine events at library branches starting next week. Vaccines will be offered at no cost. Health insurance or proof of residency is not required. Additional information about the vaccination process is available at www.stlcorona.com.
 
“The library is a safe and trusted community resource,” said Kristen Sorth, director and CEO of the St. Louis County Library. “Throughout the pandemic we have worked hard to reduce barriers to essential services by using our branch parking lots to distribute drive-thru meals, diapers, period supplies, masks and COVID testing.” 
 
The first vaccine event in the partnership will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the Lewis & Clark Branch, located at 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd. in Moline Acres. The event will feature book giveaways and a visit from the mobile produce vendor, MetroMarket, from 2 to 4 p.m. Vaccines will be administered inside the Lewis & Clark Branch meeting room.
 
The second vaccine event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 2 during the grand opening of the new Eureka Hills Branch, located at 500 Workman Road in Eureka. Vaccines will be offered inside the Eureka Hills Branch meeting room.
 
“This exciting partnership with the library will provide wider access to the vaccine and help us eliminate the disparities we are seeing from ZIP code to ZIP code,” County Executive Dr. Sam Page said. “Getting more of our community vaccinated is critical to getting us through this pandemic.”
 
Spring Schmidt, deputy director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, said, “The County Library has been a wonderful partner throughout this pandemic.  They have distributed masks, helped people have digital access to care, provided information and education to so many residents. Libraries are a community treasure and we are grateful for their collaboration with public health.”
 
Appointments can be made at www.stlcorona.com, but walk-ups will also be accepted at both events. Consent forms for ages 12-18 must be completed in order to receive a vaccine. Forms and other information are available at www.stlcorona.com.
 
Appointments will be made for the second dose at each event and follow-up clinics will be scheduled at both locations.
 
Additional vaccine events will be scheduled at other St. Louis County Library locations throughout the summer. Library branches are open with expanded hours, learn more at www.slcl.org/reopening
 
County Executive Press Conference
 
This morning's press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgZMJCZeR2o
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