COVID-19/Missouri Weekly Update: 4/19

by Taylor Ingram, One for All Missouri

More than one third of adults in Missouri have initiated their vaccination against COVID-19. As vaccination events continue around the state and vaccine supply continues to improve, local public health experts are encouraging Missourians to register for vaccine appointments in their area.

All adults in the state of Missouri are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 34.5% of Missourians have initiated their vaccination, and 23.6% have completed their vaccination.

Missourians can sign up for mass vaccination events happening in their area or book vaccine appointments at pharmacies, health clinics and hospitals. Registering through the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, local public health departments and care providers can help Missourians stay informed of vaccination updates and available appointments in their area.

Check in with the people in your life to see if they need help signing up for their vaccine or getting to their appointments.

Missourians can also contact the Missouri COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411 if they’d like assistance with their registration.

Getting vaccinated will help prevent illness from COVID-19, save lives, and with time, help end the pandemic.

The sooner we achieve herd immunity, the sooner we can return to normal activities.

While we wait for most of the population to get vaccinated, we need to continue taking steps to stop the spread. Protect yourself and the health of others by continuing safety steps like mask wearing, physical distancing and hand washing.

Remember that it takes two weeks upon receiving the final dose of a vaccine to reach maximum protection.