COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Missouri is currently vaccinating
Missouri pauses J&J COVID-19 vaccine administration
- Missouri pauses J&J COVID-19 vaccine administration (04.13.21) Missouri updates demographic estimates used in vaccination dashboard
- Missouri updates demographic estimates used in vaccination dashboard (03.25.21) Missouri launches new statewide transportation resource guide to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to rural, suburban and urban communities across the state
- Missouri launches new statewide transportation resource guide to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to rural, suburban and urban communities across the state (03.24.21) Kansas City Area Vaccination Events Exceed Expectations
- Kansas City Area Vaccination Events Exceed Expectations (03.22.21) COVID-19 vaccinator eligibility expands to additional medical professionals and students
- COVID-19 vaccinator eligibility expands to additional medical professionals and students (03.22.21) DHSS issues statewide order for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration
- DHSS issues statewide order for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine administration (02.28.21) DHSS collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to ensure vaccine access for Missouri seniors
- DHSS collaborates with Area Agencies on Aging to ensure vaccine access for Missouri seniors (02.15.21) Missouri moves to allow recently retired healthcare providers to administer COVID-19 vaccine
- Missouri moves to allow recently retired healthcare providers to administer COVID-19 vaccine (02.09.21) Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to begin vaccinations in Missouri Friday
- Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to begin vaccinations in Missouri Friday (02.09.21) State launches Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator
- State launches Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator (02.08.21)
By continuing to work together with our state and local partners, we are confident our vaccination efforts will lead us to brighter days as we continue to walk through this pandemic. Ozarks Healthcare is ready to continue doing our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and provide more vaccinations to our community.
As a health system, we believe the COVID-19 vaccine is a positive milestone in our battle against COVID-19. Being able to help share doses of what we believe is equivalent to hope our community is an honor. We are thankful to have worked as a team with our state and city partners to start getting this vaccine out into the public, and we hope to administer more doses through continued efforts.
The COVID vaccine is an extremely exciting point in our lifetimes. We haven’t had any control until this. It’s an opportunity for us to regain control – each one of us will make a difference.
mRNA allows our white blood cells to read the blueprint and make spike proteins for our immune system to recognize in the future.
The vaccine trials involved a cross-section of everyone in the United States, including minority populations.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT A COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE SAFE?
Millions of Americans have received a both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, with the vast majority experiencing minor, temporary side effects. The safety and efficacy data has also been reviewed by an independent expert committee called the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which also recommended the vaccines for emergency use.
No safety concerns were identified for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in subgroup analyses by age, race, ethnicity, underlying medical conditions, or previous SARS-CoV-2 infection.
In addition, the single-dose Janssen vaccine has also met safety and efficacy standards. The data from the Janssen's trials are based on tens of thousands of participants, and it shows that the vaccine is highly effective against severe forms of COVID-19.
Bottom line: All vaccines are good vaccines. You, your family and your community will be safer with each individual that chooses vaccination. Vaccinations have been proven to prevent severe illness and death caused by COVID-19.
The vaccine will be made available based on ethical principles of maximizing benefits, minimizing harm, striving for equity, justice and fairness, and making transparent decisions. Ethical considerations include prioritizing Missourians who have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.learn more
COVID-19 vaccines are lifesaving developments. Vaccinations have saved hundreds of millions of lives over the last century. Scientists have developed vaccines for Smallpox, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis, Meningitis and more. Data from clinical trials indicate:
- 95% efficacy rate for Pfizer’s vaccine
- 94.5% efficacy rate for Moderna’s vaccine
- 85% efficacy rate (for preventing severe disease) for Janssen's vaccine
- 90% efficacy rate for AstraZeneca’s vaccine (not yet authorized for emergency use in U.S.)
We are committed to providing a free COVID-19 vaccination experience to all Missourians, including those without insurance. No person can be billed for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination providers may charge an administration fee to insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, if applicable in your situation. Uninsured Missourians will be able to receive the vaccination regardless of their health insurance status.learn more