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St. Louis County receives 3,900 more COVID-19 vaccine doses, urges honesty in registration

Dr. Aamina Akhtar, infectious disease physician and chief medical officer at Mercy Hospital South, gets the first COVID-19 vaccine in the St. Louis region Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. 'This is a game changer,' Akhtar said of the vaccine.
January 19, 2021

St. Louis County received its second delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, taking 3,900 new doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the state of Missouri. The county Department of Public Health will continue...

Members of the public can sign up with St. Louis hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Jeannine Celestine, a respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital South, prepares to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Celestine was one of 20 workers to be vaccinated Dec. 14 at Mercy Hospital South, along with another 20 nurses at Mercy's campus in Creve Coeur.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 19, 2021

All four major hospital systems in St. Louis are now signing members of the public up for COVID-19 vaccines, although when those shots will be available is still an open question. As more people in the...

St. Louis County will start COVID-19 vaccinations for those over 65 soon

Respiratory therapist Chastity White, pictured above, is the first health-care worker at St. Luke's to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
January 15, 2021

St. Louis County said it will open COVID-19 vaccinations to a broader audience as soon as it gets enough doses of the vaccine to meet a large demand. So far, the Department of Public Health has received...

Snowy and windy Friday expected in South County, region

The National Weather Service St. Louis posted this on Twitter.
January 15, 2021

It will be a snowy and windy Friday in South County and most of the region, with snowfall starting in the morning and continuing through the evening, according to a winter weather advisory issued by the...

First responders, anyone over 65, those with certain conditions to start receiving COVID vaccine in Missouri

Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine must be stored at negative 70 degrees Celsius, or nearly negative 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Components of the vaccine were developed at Pfizer's St. Louis campus.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 14, 2021

First responders and emergency medical services can receive their initial dose of a coronavirus vaccine, with Missourians 65 years and older and those with underlying health conditions that put them at...

Here’s what you need to know about Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Grace Knoll, 95, a long-term care resident at St. Luke’s Surrey Place, was the first resident at the skilled nursing facility to roll up her sleeves and receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.
January 13, 2021

Here is a Moderna vaccine FAQ for those who are taking the vaccine, which was the second vaccine approved in the U.S. for the coronavirus. This information was distributed by the state of Missouri and...

Despite ‘clearly reckless’ actions, Roy Blunt says Trump should not resign

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri speaks at the December 2018 christening of the USS St. Louis in Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Lockheed-Martin.
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 13, 2021

Despite “clearly reckless” actions by President Donald Trump that incited a mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday morning on Face The Nation that Trump should...

Missouri lawmakers react to Capitol riot

House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, speaks with House Budget Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, during the Nov. 10, 2020 special session (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications).
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 12, 2021

Outside the Capitol walls as the Missouri Legislature convened for the 2021 legislative session, protesters objecting to the certification of the results of the presidential election gathered while nearly...

General public can sign up for priority list for St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines

A nurse at Mercy Hospital South prepares the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for Mercy's Chief Medical officer Aamina Akhtar Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Mercy South planned to vaccinate 20 nurses on Dec. 14 and another 20 nurses on Dec. 15.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor January 12, 2021

St. Louis County’s COVID-19 vaccines are not yet available to the public, but you can register now to receive one when they are.  The St. Louis County Department of Public Health received a shipment...

House speaker declares education reform a top priority for Missouri legislative session

House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, speaks with House Budget Chairman Cody Smith, R-Carthage, during the Nov. 10, 2020 special session (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel/House Communications).
By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent January 12, 2021

As a new legislative session kicks off, education reform will be a top issue for lawmakers to tackle, Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo declared Wednesday. Lawmakers from across the state returned to...

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