COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Upcoming COVID Vaccination EventsSt. Charles County offers free and convenient vaccinations to eligible individuals for all authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome in some cases. Call 636-949-1899 to schedule appointments or for more info. View upcoming events...
Sept. 8, 2022 | Public Health Offers Bivalent COVID Booster Vaccination AppointmentsEligible individuals may now schedule appointments to receive the Pfizer or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccinations through St. Charles County Public Health. Read on...
Aug 10, 2021 | Obtaining a Replacement Vaccination CardIndividuals who have lost or did not receive a COVID vaccination card after being vaccinated may pick up a replacement card through St. Charles County's Immunization Clinic. Cards are issued on Wednesdays only. Read on...
Clinical studies show vaccination is safe and highly effective in:
- Preventing COVID-19 infection.
- Reducing the risk for severe complications and hospitalization.
St. Charles County Public Health is authorized by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to administer free COVID-19 vaccinations to those ages 6 months and older. This includes first, second, third and booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (Pfizer), Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines to those who are eligible.
Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations
In September 2022, DHSS, the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the administration of the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccinations, which are designed to protect against both the original virus and Omicron variants. Eligible individuals for the updated booster include those who have completed their primary vaccination series or received a booster dose for the Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen vaccines at least two months prior. The bivalent Pfizer booster is authorized for individuals ages 12 and older, while the Moderna booster is authorized for those ages 18 and older. Eligible individuals may choose to receive either of these booster doses, regardless of which primary series or original booster dose they had previously.
In October 2022, DHSS, the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the authorization for the administration of the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccinations to children and adolescents. The bivalent Pfizer booster is authorized for individuals ages 5 through 11 years, while the Moderna booster is authorized for those ages 6-17. Eligible individuals may receive the updated booster vaccination at least two months following the completion of primary or booster vaccination.
Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations
In June 2022, DHSS, the FDA and CDC authorized the administration of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines to those ages 6 months and older. Parents and caregivers should speak with their pediatrician to determine which vaccine is preferred.
In December 2022, DHSS, the FDA and CDC authorized the administration of:
- The bivalent pediatric Pfizer vaccine to children ages 6 months to 4 years who require a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine to complete their primary series. To receive this third bivalent dose, individuals will receive the first two doses of the primary series as defined by the manufacturer and would receive the Pfizer bivalent pediatric dose as their third dose at least 8 weeks after the second dose. Please note: Those ages 6 months – 4 years who have completed the three-dose Pfizer series are not currently eligible to receive a booster dose of this vaccine.
- The bivalent Pfizer booster vaccine to those 5-17 who completed the Pfizer or Moderna primary series at least 2 months prior or to those ages 12-17 who completed the Novavax primary series at least 2 months prior.
- The Moderna bivalent booster vaccine to those ages 6 months to 5 years who completed the Moderna two-dose series; to those ages 6-17 who completed the Pfizer or Moderna primary series at least 2 months prior; or to those ages 12-17 who completed the Novavax primary series at least 2 months prior.
Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
Individuals ages 6 months and older who have not yet been vaccinated, who have not completed their primary vaccination series or who are seeking booster vaccinations may schedule a vaccination appointment with the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (SCCDPH) online. PLEASE NOTE: Individuals ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of the vaccination.
The CDC website reports the total number of vaccines administered throughout Missouri, as well as information specific to St. Charles County residents.