No more pre-registration for COVID vaccines in St. Louis County
Instead, you can choose a date, time, and location for your appointment online
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. – In St. Louis County, you no longer have to fill out a COVID vaccination registration form online and wait for the invitation. Pre-registration is no longer required from Tuesday.
That was the announcement from St. Sam County Executive Dr. Sam Page on Monday morning. Congressman Cori Bush, D-St. Louis was part of the briefing and said vulnerable populations, including people of color, must ask questions and then be given the vaccine.
“From Tuesday you no longer have to pre-register for a vaccine appointment with the Ministry of Health. Now that we no longer sort the dates by animal, you can simply log into stlcorona.com starting Tuesday and set a time when you want to receive your shot, “said Page.” Then choose the vaccination center operated by the department of Public Health is the most convenient for you. “
John and Patty O’Donnell arrived at a vaccination clinic in the St. Louis County Health Department office Monday. Three weeks passed from the pre-registration to the invitation to the vaccination.
“I think that’s great,” said Patty.
John agreed. “It’s more convenient,” he said.
They were asked if they believed this would speed up the process for people and get more people to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
“It’ll make it easier,” said John.
Patty laughed. “Yes,” she said, “because we have registered everywhere.”
Steve King also got his second and final shot on Monday.
“Well, I think maybe the lines will get longer,” said King, “but I think people will make it faster.” You don’t have to wait that long for a website or something similar to pop up. “
MP Bush said people of color were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 infection and death.
“So what we are asking,” said Bush, “is that you get this vaccination to make sure we are protecting our families, our communities and ourselves.” And let’s get through this pandemic together. “
Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Director said, “This makes it much easier and more efficient for someone to simply click on a website or web link and choose a date and time that is convenient for them and an appointment immediately to agree.”
Khan said the next development is that there will be no online process at all. He suggested that mornings or afternoons, for example, should be reserved for people who can go to vaccination centers in the district, register on site and take their pictures.
That could happen in the next few weeks.
And Khan points out that these developments came about as vaccines became increasingly available.