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The St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine. With authorization from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the department may vaccinate anyone ages 5 and older with a first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

“The availability of a vaccine and the willingness for individuals to protect themselves by becoming fully vaccinated have resulted in a significant decrease in the severity and spread of COVID-19 across our community,” Department of Public Health Acting Director Sara Evers says. “With more than 54 percent of all St. Charles County’s residents (and nearly 64 percent of those residents ages 12 and older) already fully vaccinated, we welcome the opportunity to extend protection to children ages 5-11 with this new authorization. Vaccinating more individuals will further efforts to keep our families, workplaces and schools moving forward against this virus.”

Vaccination Appointments

DPH began vaccinating those ages 5-11 on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Individuals may receive COVID vaccinations through the DPH Immunization Clinic, located at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles. Appointments are required for these vaccinations and are available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., on Fridays – beginning Nov. 5, 2021. To schedule, call 636-949-1899.

Vaccination events will be held at the Family Arena, branches of the St. Charles City-County Library District and other locations around St. Charles County. Information on times, dates and locations for these opportunities will be available at www.sccmo.org/COVIDvaccine when details are finalized.