Are you ready to get vaccinated? We know it's a loaded question. The choice to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one. We've outlined the facts below to help you make that choice for your family and community.
A hallmark of the state's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is our structure to empower local and regional communities to distribute the vaccine. As a patient's most trusted source of information about vaccines, you will play a critical role in helping build confidence in COVID-19 vaccination.
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Making sure you have the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine is important. Your choice to get vaccinated can make a positive impact not only on you and your family, but your entire community.

Missouri is currently vaccinating


Missouri Covid-19 Vaccine data

People who have received at least one dose

People who have completed vaccination

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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.

Phase 1a

Vaccinator Map

Missouri is currently vaccinating Phase 1A, Phase 1B – Tier 1 and Phase 1B – Tier 2 populations. You may determine your eligibility under Missouri’s plan by selecting the appropriate button below.

Safety First

Although the timeline has been accelerated, it doesn't mean we skipped the integrity of the trial and approval processes.

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Ethics Matter

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.

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Lifesaving Vaccine

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.)
The different types of vaccines were not studied in head-to-head comparisons or trials; therefore, they should not be compared to each other.

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Free Vaccination

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.

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Availability For All

Missourians will qualify for vaccination based on the priority phases below, anticipating a limited initial supply.

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Phase 1B – Tier 1

Protecting those who keep us safe and help us during an emergency

  • Public Health Administrators and Staff
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Services
  • Corrections
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Works
  • Emergency Services

Phase 1B – Tier 2

Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness

  • Anyone 65 and older
  • Any adults with:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • COPD
    • Heart Conditions
    • Weakened immune system due to organ transplant
    • Severe obesity (BMI >40)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    • Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome

Phase 1B – Tier 3

Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running

  • Education (K-12)
  • Childcare
  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Dams Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Food & Agriculture Sector 1
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Nuclear Reactor Sector
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems