December 29, 2020
The Macon County Health Department has been approved to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in phases which have been determined based on risk level as set by the Department of Health and Human Services per CDC instructions. Following is a summary of these phases:
- Phase 1A – Healthcare workers, many long-term care facility residents and staff
- Phase 1B – High risk adult populations, residents over 65 years of age, critical infrastructure workers, first responders, remainder of long-term care residents
- Phase 2 – Populations at increased risk to include prisoners and homeless
- Phase 3 – Widespread availability for all Missouri residents
Two vaccines have been approved for use from Pfizer and Moderna, and the limited number allotted to Missouri is being used to vaccinate long term care facilities and healthcare workers. DHSS anticipates Phase 1A to take until late January 2021 to complete before beginning vaccinations for those in Phase 1B. These timelines will be adjusted based on vaccine availability moving forward.
The Macon County Health Department has a waiting list available for those who want the vaccine according to their phase.
Contact the Macon County Health Department with questions and to get on the waiting list at 660-395-4711, or, visit the health department’s web site maconmohealth.org/covidvaccine. Information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri can be found at covidvaccine.mo.gov.