ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (March 16, 2021) The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will conduct its first mass vaccination event for school personnel on March 23 and 24 at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced on Tuesday.
As many as 2,000 school employees could be vaccinated at the two-day event, which will be supported by the Missouri National Guard. Employees of all County schools - public, private and parochial - are being given an opportunity to pre-register on a separate registration list, and several thousand education staff have already signed up.
“I’m very pleased that we can offer educators and other school personnel the opportunity to become vaccinated through our collaboration with County schools,” Dr. Page said. “We all want students and educators safely back in their classrooms. In-person learning is the ideal setting and our children need to be in a place where they can socialize, develop interpersonal skills and share life experiences with their friends. Vaccinating our educators is a key step to returning to a traditional classroom setting.”
Next week’s event will be the first in a series of vaccination opportunities that Health Department plans to conduct for school personnel in the coming weeks.
Educators who are in Category 1B Tier 2 will be given preference for this event, but all school personnel are welcome to pre-register through their schools. For this population, DPH worked with school leaders to identify an exposure category to make sure that we further prioritize those who are the most regularly exposed to several other people as part of their jobs. Those with questions about signing up should ask their schools for information.
As in past DPH vaccination events, appointments are required and can only be obtained by pre-registering. No walk-up service will be offered.