St. Louis County sets a vaccine record with 9,000 shots; here’s how to sign up

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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. In addition to the mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, additional vaccination sites are open in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts, which began administering vaccines to eligible members of the public who had appointments Thursday, Feb. 4.

St. Louis County set a record last week for the number of vaccines it has been able to give in seven days, at the same time it added future capacity for more shots.

The county received 6,000 vaccine doses from the state Feb. 23. That delivery contained two weeks of doses due to weather delays.

Over the course of seven days, the county administered 6,000 first doses and 3,000 second doses for a total of 9,000 vaccinations. That set a new record. Previously, the county had administered 5,000 shots in its peak week.

In the future the county expects to receive 3,000 doses per week, an amount that should grow once the state receives more vaccine supply. County officials are building capacity to administer up to 10,000 doses per week.

Vaccinations will be available at the John. C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley, the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College in Ferguson and fire district sites in Mehlville, Affton, Bridgeton, Eureka, Maryland Heights and Pattonville.

All vaccinations are by appointment only, with no walk-ups taken.

The Department of Public Health now recommends that residents register with multiple vaccinators to have the best chance at getting an appointment.

First, register with St. Louis County by visiting stlcorona.com. Click on the vaccine registration link. Second, register on the state’s Vaccine Navigator site. Go to covidvaccine.mo.gov. Third, sign up with local hospitals.