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UMSL to open vaccination clinic until the end of July

Tyrone Wallace

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SAINT LOUIS, MO — In collaboration with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, the University of Missouri-St. Louis operates a COVID-19 vaccination site through the end of July 2021.

St. Louis County is prepared to administer as many as 250 vaccinations per day at UMSL. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are available at stlcorona.com.

The Department of Public Health provides two vaccines, the Pfizer and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are offered at the site on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center. The clinic opens on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UMSL Chancellor, Kristin Sobolik, praised this collaboration and urged the people of Missouri to get the shot if they have not.

“The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to being a good community partner and supporting the health and well-being of our neighbors, and we are glad to be able to do that by partnering with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to serve as a vaccination site,” said Sobolik. “We encourage everyone in the UMSL community and our neighbors to get vaccinated.”

North St. Louis County continues to be one of the parts of the region hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Department of Public Health is eager to add another location where north county residents can easily access a vaccine.

“Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the safest and quickest way to protect St. Louis County families and help our communities return to normal. These new sites are critical for the county to continue to expand vaccine access to every eligible resident,” St. Louis County Executive, Dr. Sam Page, said.

“We are grateful to all of our neighbors who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, and we urge anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated to do so to protect themselves and their loved ones. If you have questions about the vaccine or how to access it, our incredible St. Louis County staff is available to help.”

This is not the first time UMSL opened a vaccination site. Previously UMSL hosted vaccine clinics with the help of several agencies, the Department of Public Health, the Missouri National Guard, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on February 17 and March 13. Those clinics were by appointment only but were still able to deliver shots to more than 2,000 people each day.

Students in UMSL’s College of Nursing volunteered at those clinics and have been pitching in to help distribute vaccines at other clinics across the region since February.

For more information about vaccinations, visit stlcorona.com.

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