Missouri, like the rest of the country, continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Make sure you are relying on accurate, timely information as you deal with the coronavirus pandemic in your community.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Coronavirus Information
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus, Advice for the Public
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Coronavirus in Missouri
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Dealing with Anxiety During Coronavirus Pandemic
- Missouri Department of Health & Senior Senior Services: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
If you are feeling sick, get tested. Missouri has a number of convenient testing options available.
- Visit a community testing site.
- Order a self-collection test.
- Find a pharmacy location that offers free testing.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, or visit an urgent care clinic.
Hospital ERs are not the most efficient testing locations. To help hospitals effectively manage the current COVID surge, use an alternate testing option if your symptoms are not severe.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free.
- All Missourians ages 5 and up are eligible to be vaccinated. Find a vaccine here.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children and teens.
- Vaccines continue to reduce both a person's risk of contracting COVID-19 and are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death.
- The CDC recommends everyone ages 12 and older to get a booster shot, at least 6 months after completing their primary Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series, or at least 2 months after completing their primary Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
- You can get your flu vaccination at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccination (first dose, second dose or booster).