By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
The St. Joseph Health Department will hold Pfizer COVID vaccine clinics at Civic Arena in May and June, and anyone age 12 or older will be eligible.
Anyone 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The vaccine is free for all, and proof health health insurance and government ID are not required. Appointments can be scheduled online at this link., or by calling the health department at 816-271-4636.
The clinic dates and times are:
May 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
May 25 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
June 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
June 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The corresponding second dose clinics are scheduled on Thursdays, June 17-July 8. The second dose clinics will be held during the same time frame as the initial dose clinic was offered.
The St. Joseph Health Department held mass Moderna clinics on both May 4 and 11 at Civic Arena. About 100 first doses were administered at each clinic.
COVID cases have gone up slightly in Buchanan County recently. Health officials reported 14 new cases Thursday and 42 new cases this week.
The county's positivity rate is currently 4.85 percent - up from 4.2 percent last week.
Over 16,900 people in Buchanan County have initiated vaccination and nearly 15,300 have completed it. Only 19.4 percent of the county's population have initiated vaccination so far, while 41.7 percent of Missouri's population has received at least one dose.
So far, 24.5 percent of Andrew County's population has initiated vaccination, while 23.3 percent in Atchison County, Kansas have received at least one dose.