ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Community College campus at Florissant Valley will be the first mass vaccination site in the area. Appointments will be required.
Vaccinations may begin as soon as next week. The pace of vaccine distribution depends a lot on supply. There is not a lot of vaccine to go around right now.
St. Louis County Department of Public Health said the majority of people who have pre-registered fall into the 1B Tier 2 category which includes those 65 and older and adults 18-65 with high-risk medical conditions.
The pre-registration process allows for people to be contacted quickly when there is a supply of COVID vaccine and when it is a particular person’s turn to receive the vaccine.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page made the announcement this morning. Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones and St. Louis Community College Chancellor Dr. Jeff Pittman also spoke during the press conference at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus.
More than 318,000 people have pre-registered for the COVID vaccine in St. Louis County, which is approximately one-third of St. Louis County’s population. This number includes people that may be residents of other counties but have chosen to register for the vaccine in St. Louis County.
The Department of Public Health has also been in contact with those who are homebound so that they can still get vaccinated.