St. Louis city mass vaccination event will have an ‘abundance’ of vaccines this weekend

Residents of certain ZIP codes are targeted for event

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Members of the Visiting Nurses Association, National Guard, county employees and volunteers help administer the vaccine at the 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.

A two-day mass vaccination event this weekend from St. Louis area healthcare organizations will have an “abundance” of vaccines, targeted for those over 65 or with comorbidities who live in certain ZIP codes.

Home State Health, in partnership with Affinia Healthcare, SSM Health, Urban League Of Metropolitan St. Louis, ArchitectNow, MTM and Sen. Karla May have partnered to provide COVID vaccines to people over 65, in select underserved ZIP codes.

Vaccine appointments can be made on the United Immunity-STL website (www.unitedimmunitystl.com).

Transportation at no cost will be coordinated by MTM to the vaccine location to those in need.

“As Missouri continues to make progress vaccinating people, we are pleased to do our part in making sure our communities, including those who need it most, have access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Nathan Landsbaum, President and CEO of Home State Health, in a news release. “I want to acknowledge and thank Affinia Healthcare, SSM Health, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, ArchitectNow, MTM and Senator Karla May, who are participating in this event and committed to an equitable vaccination process.”

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:    Vaccines will be given by appointment only. Appointments are available to residents age 65 and older, or any adults with cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI >40), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome.

In addition, residents must live in the following ZIP codes: 63103, 63106, 63107, 63108, 63112, 63113, 63115 and 63120. Individuals will be asked to provide an ID or utility bill to confirm residency at their appointment. Check back to this article to see if the requirements change or eligibility is expanded.

WHERE:               Victor Roberts Building, 1408 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63113

WHEN:                 Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 28

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

By appointment only.