The Missouri Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID Vaccine Distribution was formed in 2020 to work directly with and engage the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services' external partners and stakeholders to inform an equitable distribution of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine supply. The Committee’s mission is to solicit stakeholder feedback across the state of Missouri to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across all communities with a focus on the disability, aging and underserved and underrepresented minority communities.

This Advisory Committee is working hard with community leaders to help Missouri strategize how to deliver vaccines to those individuals who need them most, inform our State’s process on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and help expand COVID-19 vaccine awareness, education and promotion. The Committee is co-chaired by Adam Crumbliss, Director, Division of Community & Public Health and Sara Hart Weir, Special Advisor, COVID-19 (Disability Services) from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

Vaccine Distribution Analysis:

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Meeting Schedule:

The Committee meets each Thursday at 1 p.m., and meetings are open to the public. To find out more information about the Committee and join our future meetings, please visit our webpage. Past meetings can be viewed here.

Advisory Committee Members:

AARP Foundation SCSEP Aging Best (Central Missouri) Aging Matters Area Agency on Aging American Academy of Pediatrics Bilingual International Assistant Services BioNexus Boone County Casa de Salud (House of Health) St. Louis Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri Catholic Charities Children's Mercy City of Springfield Clay County Emergency Management Department of Agriculture Department of Corrections Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Health & Senior Services Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development Department of Mental Health Department of Social Services Developmental Disabilities Council Empower Missouri Family Partnership for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Governor's Council on Disability Health Quality Innovators Heart to Heart International Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis Kansas City Health Department Maternal Child Health Services Mid-America Regional Council AAA (MARC) Missouri Academy of Family Physicians Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence Missouri Foundation for Health Missouri Hospital Association Missouri NAACP Missouri Nurses Association Missouri Pharmacy Association Missouri Primary Care Association Missouri Rural Health Association Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Missouri State Medical Association Missouri Veterans Commission Nursing Homes in Missouri Office of Governor Michael L. Parson Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Region 7 People First of Missouri Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) Springfield - Greene County Health Department St. Louis County Health Department St. Louis Regional Health Commission Team Rubicon United Healthcare Urban League of St. Louis Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri Visiting Nurse Association of St. Louis

Stakeholder Membership:

If you and/or your organization is interested in joining the Missouri Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID Vaccine Distribution, please contact Sara Hart Weir (sara.weir@health.mo.gov).

Additional Resources

  • COVID-19 Accessible Resources by Accessibility
  • Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities
  • Clinical Considerations
  • Vaccinating Homebound Persons
  • Caring for People with Disabilities COVID-19
  • CDC YouTube American Sign Language (ASL) Video Series