County Department of Public Health offering back-to-school immunizations


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Members of the Visiting Nurses Association, National Guard, county employees and volunteers help administer COVID-19 vaccines at a mass vaccination site in Ferguson Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The county announced Tuesday that in addition to the mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, additional vaccination sites would open in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts, which will begin administering vaccines to eligible members of the public who have appointments Thursday.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization opportunities through Sept. 16 at several of its health centers.

COVID vaccines and others will be offered during normal operating hours of 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the South County Health Center, 4580 S. Lindbergh Blvd., the John C. Murphy Health Center, 6121 North Hanley Road and the North Central Community Health Center, 4000 Jennings Station Road.

“This effort is especially crucial this year because children as young as 6-months-old can now get a COVID-19 vaccination along with standard immunizations. This will help parents and guardians keep their children healthy and in school as much as possible,” a press release stated.

Clinics are also offering extended hours:

• 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the South County Health Center.

• 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the John C. Murphy Health Center.

• 8 a.m to noon and 1-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the North Central Community Health Center.

Special weekend immunization clinics will be held at John C. Murphy Health Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday  and Saturday, Sept. 10. 

Clinics will be closed Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

Students should bring a copy of their shot records.