COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Information
September 21, 2022
St. Louis County DPH Update
COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster
Today the St. Louis County Department of Public Health will begin allowing walk-ins for administration of the new COVID-19 vaccine booster, which targets Omicron variants of the virus.
Appointments are also available at the John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and the South County Health Center in Sunset Hills from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may make appointments from the Department of Public Health COVID page or by visiting “ReviveSTL.com.”
The updated COVID-19 boosters, which are known as “bivalent boosters,” are specifically designed to fight the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants – the most transmissible versions of the virus, and the most common in St. Louis County. When the original vaccine and booster shots were created, these new variants didn’t exist.
The new boosters add a powerful weapon in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, and we strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get one. There are two brands of the new bivalent booster: Pfizer, which is approved for ages 12 and older, and Moderna, which is approved for those 18 and older. While neither of the new boosters has been approved for children younger than 12, we still offer the original booster shot for ages 5 to 11. In the coming weeks, the CDC expects to recommend updated COVID-19 boosters for other pediatric groups.
Patients cannot get the new booster until it has been at least two months since they received their last COVID shot. Also, patients will not qualify to receive the new booster until they have gotten their initial COVID vaccinations. That means two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. Appointments are not necessary to get the initial dose, so please come to one of our health centers to get your initial shots and schedule your booster dose.
At this time we are still documenting more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 per day in our county, which puts us in CDC’s high category of transmission. We also know that cases tend to rise as temperatures fall. Indoor gatherings, which are common in the fall and winter, lead to more transmission of COVID.
For these reasons, we need to do all that we can to stop the spread of COVID – and that includes getting the new booster shot if you are eligible.Sara DayleyPublic Information OfficerSaint Louis County Department of Public HealthTwitter/FB/IG: @StlcountyDOH
June 23, 2022
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine
The St. Louis Department of Public Health will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as six months old starting Friday at the John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and the South County Health Center in Sunset Hills.
Appointments are strongly encouraged for patients between six months and 5 years old, but walk-ins will be accepted at both locations. Youth vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna will be available. To schedule appointments, visit ReviveSTL.com or call 314-615-0574.
DPH received its first shipment of youth vaccine doses from the state on Thursday. The delivery follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s decision late last week to approve COVID-19 vaccines for young children. All children six months of age and older, including children who have already had COVID-19, should get vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone — and will continue to undergo — the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. The CDC has determined that these vaccines are safe and effective for young children. Parents with questions should consult with their pediatricians.
As part of the Help Hazelwood Get Healthy campaign, the district is committed to providing the resources the community needs to stay safe and healthy, which includes information on COVID-19 testing locations and the COVID-19 vaccine. For COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations in the St. Louis area, please view the information and links below. For additional COVID-19 resources, visit the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s Revive STL County website.
To further educate the HSD community on the COVID-19 vaccine, the district filmed an exclusive question and answer session with Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, an infectious disease physician with Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis shared her views about the vaccine and how it will impact the HSD community during the exclusive interview. Please view the COVID-19 Q & A Session below.
COVID-19 Testing Locations
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at County Libraries
The St. Louis County Library and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics at four library branches through the end of 2021. The St. Louis County library vaccine clinic schedule is as follows:
- Wednesdays: Lewis and Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, from 1 - 7 p.m.
- Thursdays: Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Road, from 1 - 7 p.m.
- Fridays: Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Road South, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Saturdays: Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments can be made, but walk-ins are welcome. Consent forms for those ages 12 - 18 must be completed in order to receive a vaccine. To make an appointment, to find a consent form, or to find information about other vaccine events, please visit revivestl.com. Free transportation to the clinics is available by calling 314-615-2660.
Missouri Vaccine Navigator
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator is intended to help Missourians navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process. Missouri residents can register and schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine on this site. To visit the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, please go here: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/.
*Please note that this tool may not capture every event in your area. It is recommended to engage with your local public health officials and health care facilities to learn more about local events.
DPH Clinics Available for Care and Vaccines
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has begun accepting walk-ins for vaccinations at all three DPH health clinics:
- John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley
- South County Health Center in Sunset Hills
- North Central Community Health Center in Pine Lawn
Clinics are open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 – 5 p.m. Residents may also make appointments for vaccinations at the three clinics if they wish. For vaccination appointments, please click here. To view walk-in vaccination opportunities in the coming days, a complete schedule can be found here.
County Health Departments
Medical Providers Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
BJC HealthCare is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Click here to schedule a COVDI-19 vaccination appointment.
People must register to receive a vaccination at Mercy. Once appointment windows open up, they will be invited to schedule an appointment. Click here to register.
Those interested in receiving the vaccine may register online with MyChart. SSM Health will email patients when it is time to schedule a vaccination appointment. Register with MyChart by clicking here.