As of Friday, more than 318,000 people have pre-registered with St. Louis County to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. That number represents approximately one-third of the county’s population. That number does include those who have pre-registered that may not be from St. Louis County.
According to St. Louis County officials, the pre-registration should allow residents to be easily contacted when it is time to set up an appointment for their vaccine. Residents will not be contacted unless the county has a supply of vaccination in hand.
The county reports that the majority of its pre-registrations are in the 1B Tier 2 category, which includes those 65 and older and adults 18-65 with high-risk medical conditions.
To date, St. Louis County has received two shipments of vaccines from the state and over 2,400 vaccines have been administered.
The St. Louis County Department of Health also has partnered with the County Older Residents Program to assist older individuals who may need assistance. Those individuals are encouraged to call the Health Department at (314) 615-2660. A member of the Health Department will document the caller’s name, take a call back number and then pass that information along to the staff of the County Older Residents Program, who are responsible for calling individuals from that list and filling out their registration form over the phone. This will be the same process for when appointments will be made for those individuals. Staff from the older residents program will reach out to schedule their appointment over the phone.
According to the county, the Health Department has established relationships with advocacy organizations to assist residents who are disabled and homebound with accessing vaccinations.
The county’s first mass vaccination site will be held in North County. Details are expected to be released the week of Jan. 25.