*Vaccine availability is based on the allotment Phelps Health receives from federal partners.
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
Vaccine supply is the leading factor that dictates our movement through Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Our federal partners have informed us that they plan to significantly increase Missouri's vaccine supply. Vaccines will be opened up to all Missourians as availability increases. Learn more about how the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) plans to vaccinate all interested Missourians at covidvaccine.mo.gov/
How Do I Sign Up for the COVID-19 Vaccine?
- We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting your opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, using Phelps Health MyChart, you can be added to a waitlist for future vaccination clinics. Sign up for MyChart to access a short questionnaire to determine eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Once there is availability, you will be contacted to register for your vaccination. Log in or register at https://mychart.phelpshealth.org/
- People who are not able to electronically register for upcoming vaccination events can call their Phelps Health primary care provider to be placed on a manual waitlist. Please note: this is a slower process, but your primary care office, or a representative from the office, will take your information. From that waitlist, we will continue to reach out to individuals when they are eligible to be vaccinated according to state and federal guidelines.
- Individuals who are not able to electronically register for upcoming vaccination events and who do not have a Phelps Health primary care provider can call (573) 458-7954 to be placed on a manual waitlist.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
Safety is incorporated into every level of a vaccine’s development cycle. Clinical trials are an important part of determining vaccine safety and efficacy. Currently, Pfizer and Moderna have completed Phase 3 clinical trials involving many thousands of participants. The trials determined the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in thousands of participants. Learn more about safety here.
"It [the COVID-19 vaccine] is very safe. It is actually even considered somewhat safer than a large number of other vaccines we have on the market because there is no, absolutely no, live virus used in the making of the vaccine at all." -Cory Offutt, MD, family medicine physician at Phelps Health
After getting the vaccine, be mindful of any side effects. Most side effects will be mild and go away in one or two days. If side effects worsen or persist, contact your provider.
The CDC recommends that you sign up for v-safe, a free, smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive the vaccine. V-safe also reminds you to get your second dose. https://vsafe.cdc.gov/
The effects of the vaccine will likely not be immediate, especially after the first dose. Continue wearing a mask, washing your hands and social distancing.
In order to develop the highest level of protection against COVID-19, individuals should return for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at 21 days or the Moderna vaccine at 28 days. Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card with you for your second dose.