S T. CONDADO DE LOUIS, MO (11 de febrero de 2021) El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de St. Louis se está asociando con los distritos de bomberos del área y la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias del Departamento de Policía del Condado de St. Louis para administrar la vacuna COVID-19 a aproximadamente 1,000 residentes y personal en hogares grupales y otras instalaciones de vivienda que no han todavía recibió vacunas.
Fire district personnel will begin vaccinating those individuals this week. Some residents and staff will be transported to a vaccination station at a firehouse, while others will be vaccinated in their facilities by fire district staffers in mobile EMS units. DPH is supplying the vaccine and infrastructure support, and our partners are assessing needs in each center and will administer the vaccine.
Most residents of long-term care facilities in St. Louis County already received vaccines from their pharmacy providers under a federal program. The facilities being served in this new effort did not qualify for such assistance. Many of them house older residents with mobility challenges that might otherwise prevent them from getting vaccinated. Anyone in a congregant living situation is at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and most of these residents have underlying conditions that make them more susceptible to complications from the disease.
"We are focused on our mission of protecting our most vulnerable residents, and this partnership allows us to accomplish that mission," Spring Schmidt, DPH acting co-director, said. "are deeply grateful to our partners for their hard work in making this much-needed service a reality"
Fire districts participating in the program are Eureka, Pattonville, Mehlville, Affton, and Richmond Heights.
After these facilities have been served, DPH intends to expand the partnership to administer vaccinations to home-bound residents across St. Louis County.