FEMA prepares for mass vaccination event at The Dome in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – COVID-19 mass vaccination events like the one at Bernard Middle School in Mehlville on Saturday morning and the one at South Technical High School in the special education district have been made public about how we arm ourselves against coronavirus.

Jim Murphy, representative of the State of Missouri, organized the event in Mehlville.

“We use Johnson & Johnson: one shot,” Murphy said.

The Paris Forest is one of 1,400 people who have signed up for this vaccination.

“You pretty much get your shot,” she said. “Then you wait 15 minutes.”

Missouri Air National Guard Captain David Thielen was on duty at the South Technical High School event.

“So today we’re trying to get around 2,000 pictures of Pfizer,” said Thielen. “First round.”

In downtown St. Louis, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials prepared the next line of defense. Members of the military arrived at The Dome at America’s Center to be trained as vaccines for a 56-day mass vaccination event that begins Wednesday.

“This vaccine education means understanding how to properly administer vaccinations, what procedures are in place in the state of Missouri, and how to assist those who walk in,” said Col. Isaac Johnson, dual status commander in Missouri.

Military officials attended a socially distant hotel ballroom briefing on Saturday setting out their role in introducing the vaccine.

“The only thing we want to continue promoting is that everyone should register. Go to the State Vaccine Navigator website and make an appointment, ”said DuWayne Tewes, FEMA Lead Site Coordinator.

You can also register by calling 877-435-8411.

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