ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced a new effort Wednesday morning to try and increase COVID-19 vaccinations in the area. He is asking places of worship and businesses to consider becoming vaccination sites in order to make administering the vaccine more convenient.
If those places can provide sites for vaccinations, then St. Louis County will provide the vaccine and people qualified to administer the shots. This effort is a way to get deeper into the community and administer the COVID vaccine to more people who may not have gotten a shot yet for any number of reasons.
This comes just two days after Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones announced that COVID capacity restrictions were being lifted in St. Louis City and County. There has been a general concern both here and elsewhere about the supply of COVID vaccines outpacing the demand for the shots.
Programs like this one are clearly an effort to try and keep vaccination numbers climbing as the St. Louis area continues to reopen with less COVID restrictions.
Firefighters have helped over 550 people get vaccinated at home. St. Louis County is looking to expand service to homebound people. Page estimates that there may be 1,000 people who may not be able to get a vaccine because they can’t leave their house. Email email@example.com if you would like to get a vaccine at home.