September 1, 2021
Major Milestone: One Million Vaccines Administered in St. Louis County
We’re celebrating a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19: St. Louis County residents have officially received more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine!
As of Monday, August 30, 54.7% of County residents have at least one vaccine dose, while 48.4% are fully vaccinated.
The 1,004,413 shots recorded by the state as of Friday, August 27 were distributed by health systems, community events, and private pharmacies. They include first and second doses, as well as booster shots to those who are eligible.
What does this news mean for St. Louis County?
While our vaccination rate exceeds the statewide rate of 44.8%, it still lags behind public health targets. This means that wearing a mask indoors in public spaces is still important as the rest of our community gets vaccinated.
Additionally, it means that you, your friends, family and neighbors can all help to push us closer to two million doses by getting vaccinated today if you haven’t already done so. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and effective at protecting you from COVID-19, including the highly contagious Delta variant.
If you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet – or know someone who hasn’t – visit our vaccine scheduling page to make a vaccine appointment TODAY!