St. Louis County begins offering COVID vaccine boosters for eligible groups

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The Affton School District vaccinated every teacher and staff member who wanted a COVID-19 vaccine at an event at Affton High School Monday, March 15, 2021, seen above.

St. Louis County announced last week  that certain populations are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. 

The county announced Sept. 27 that certain populations can now receive a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. 

The CDC has recommended a single-dose booster for people 65 and older, residents of long-term care facilities, those 50 through 64 with underlying health conditions and those who work in high-risk environments. 

Boosters are only eligible for those who received the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. Booster doses for Moderna and the J&J vaccine are under review. 

Doses will be offered at all the county’s vaccination sites, including the South County Health Center, 4580 S. Lindbergh Blvd., the John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and the North Central Community Health Center in Pine Lawn.