Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine
Missouri vaccinators are scheduling residents as they get doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Missouri is currently vaccinating All Missourians.
Vaccines are now more widely accessible in the U.S. Everyone 16 years of age and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The FDA has authorized the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old.
Navigating the Vaccine Process
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator is intended to help Missourians navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process. This tool may not capture every event in your area, so you are encourage you to engage with your local public health officials and health care facilities to learn more. (https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/)
Who are my local vaccinators?
The state has laid out registered distributors in the Vaccinators map below. Type in your area code or city and search for vaccinators. You can the map below, or click here.
So, how do residents schedule to get the vaccine?
Contact your local health department or vaccine distributor. The DHSS strongly encourages residents to seek out the websites of their local provider, health department or pharmacy first to see if:
- they have a system already in place for registration
- have vaccine available
If there’s not website information, go ahead and give them a call. Registering and scheduling for the vaccine will depend on availability and current phase.
Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for 16- and 17-year-olds, while the vaccines from Moderna and J&J are approved for those 18 and older. So, some counties may not be able to schedule anyone under 18 at this time.
Find My Vaccine
- Transportation Resources: “Get a Ride” to get Missouri residents to vaccine appointments
- Missouri has created a website page for residents and businesses regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Officials will update the page as the vaccine becomes available to various groups: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/residents/.
- Vaccinations in Missouri data: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/data/
- You can also find COVID-19 information statewide here: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/data/public-health/
- Missouri recovery plan (includes financial assistance): https://showmestrong.mo.gov/
Missouri Phases laid out:
Vaccinating those most vulnerable and those protecting them
- Hospitals, Long-term care facilities and residents, including Department of Mental Health (DMH)-operated facilities.
- Home health, Hospice, Dialysis centers, Urgent care.
- Vaccinator staff and those administering COVID testing.
- Congregate community healthcare settings staff and residents, including DMH contracted settings and adult day cares.
- High-risk non-congregate healthcare, including clinics, physicians, and home care providers.
- All remaining patient-facing healthcare providers, including but not limited to health care workers in emergency shelters, dental offices, school nurses, pharmacies, public health clinics, mental/behavioral health providers, and correctional settings.
Phase 1B – Tier 1: First Responders & Emergency Services
Protecting those who keep us safe and help us during an emergency
- Public Health Administrators and Staff
- Law Enforcement
- Fire Services
- Emergency Management
- Public Works
- Emergency Services
Phase 1B – Tier 2: High Risk Individuals
Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness
- Anyone 65 and older
- Any adults with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI >40), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome.
Phase 1B – Tier 3: Critical Infrastructure
Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running
- Communications Infrastructure
- Dams Sector
- Energy Sector
- Food & Agriculture Sector 1
- Information Technology
- Nuclear Reactor Sector
- Transportation Systems
- Water and Wastewater Systems
Phase 2: Equity & Economic Recovery
Accelerating equitable economic growth
- Chemical Sector
- Commercial Facilities Sector
- Critical Manufacturing Sector
- Defense Industrial Base Sector
- Financial Services Sector
- Food & Agriculture Sector 2
- Higher Education
- Disproportionately Affected
- All Missouri Residents