Several back-to-school vaccine events being offered


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Mehlville Fire Protection District employee Kelly Pettit administers a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a state-run vaccination event at Bernard Middle School Saturday, April 3.

State representatives Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, and Michael O’Donnell, R-Oakville, along with the Mehlville Fire Protection District and Mehlville School District are co-sponsoring a back-to-school COVID-19 vaccine event July 26.

The event will be held Monday at the Mehlville Fire Protection District, 5495 Old Lemay Ferry Road, from 3-6:30 p.m.

The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered free of charge for anyone ages 12 and up. Children ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

Any recipients must be available Aug. 16 from 3-6:30 p.m. for the second dose.

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Another COVID-19 vaccine event will be offered the same day at Faith Oakville, 6101 Telegraph Road.

That event is from 4-8 p.m., walk-ins welcome.

The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered for anyone ages 12 and up. The one-dose J&J vaccine will also be offered only for adults.

Anyone who receives the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Faith Oakville must return on Aug. 16 at the same time for the second dose.

Any student seeking a COVID-19 vaccination at either location must not have had any other kind of vaccine in the past 14 days.

In addition to the vaccination event, Murphy will also be hosting another community food distribution drive Thursday, July 22, at Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

Any families or individuals needing fresh and free food can come to MHS between 10 and 11:30 a.m.