Are you ready to get vaccinated? We know many of you are and we are working to make it happen. The choice to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one for yourself, your family and our community.
Pike County Health Department is currently in the planning stages for when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the public. We will keep everyone updated via our media outlets to ensure the community is informed of when and where they may receive the vaccine.
Right now, Missourians are qualifying for vaccination based on priority phases, as it is anticipated to be a limited initial supply. Those eligible first include patient-facing health care workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. As vaccine availability expands, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services will strategically target vaccination efforts to those residents most at risk—our elderly and those with medical conditions which place them at higher risk. The timeline for these subsequent priority groups will be determined once future allotment information is provided by federal partners.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine go to https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/