WashU Med and BJC HealthCare are offering initial vaccinations and third-shot “booster” vaccinations to the public.

CDC advisory: Pregnant people need the COVID-19 vaccine

Pregnant and recently pregnant people are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19 when compared with non-pregnant people.

Initial vaccination

BJC HealthCare is offering public vaccination for all Missouri residents 5 and older, and for all Illinios residents 5 and older who work in Missouri. If you live and work in Illinois, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for information on scheduling your vaccine in Illinois.

For people with a compromised immune system who received a primary series with Pfizer or Moderna, a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended 28 days after completing the series, including for cancer or organ transplant patients. Visit the CDC’s website for more information about third doses.

Booster shots

Visit the CDC’s website for full details about booster doses.

Initial boosters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends boosters for the following

  • Adults age 18 and older may mix and match vaccine brands, receiving boosters on the following schedule
    • Five months after the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
    • Six months after the second dose of the Moderna vaccine
    • Two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • Teens ages 12-17, five months after receiving their second Pfizer dose. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for this age group.
  • Kids ages 5 to 11 with moderately or severely weakened immune systems, 28 days after their second Pfizer dose. Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for this age group.

From other sources

To find other locations, or a Moderna vaccine site, visit vaccinatestl.org, or vaccines.gov. You can also text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations.

Commercial pharmacies and state and local health agencies are offering initial and booster vaccinations. Visit the links below for more information.

Alexis Portell, 14, says, “There’s so many traditions that I missed out on this year. … I want to protect everyone else, and I want to have a normal summer and a normal school year next year.”