Governor Mike Parson announced in a recent news release that the Missouri National Guard (MONG) will be assisting the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and other state partners in establishing COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state. A mass vaccination team has been assigned to each of Missouri’s nine Highway Patrol regions. In partnership with MONG and DHSS, the Douglas County Health Department and Missouri Ozarks Community Health (MOCH) will be holding an in-person mass vaccination site on February 6, 2021 from 8:00a.m4:00p.m. at the MOCH Wellness Center in Ava.
By Appointment Only
Preregistration is required. We will provide a link to register as soon as it becomes available. Individuals will be screened and approved according to the phases listed below. A photo ID will be required the day of the vaccination.
Currently, Missouri is vaccinating Phase1A populations and 1B Tier 1 and 2 populations. The Pfizer vaccine will be given at this mass vaccination site. Pfizer’s vaccine was approved for those age 16 and older. It is not recommended for individuals who have experienced a serious reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to a prior dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components. For information on vaccine components, refer to the manufacturers’ package inserts from Pfizer.
Individuals who qualify under these phases include:
- Healthcare Workers
- Long-Term Care Facility Staff and Residents
- Home Health
- Urgent Care
- Vaccination Staff
- Congregate Community
- School Nurses
- Dental Office Staff
- Mental/Behavior Health Providers
A complete list is available at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/Phase1a/.
Phase 1B – Tier 1:
- Public Health Administrators and Staff
- Law Enforcement
- Fire Services
- Emergency Management
- Public Works
- Emergency Services
- Morticians, Embalmers, etc.
A complete list is available at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/priority/Phase1b/#phase1b-1.
Phase 1B – Tier 2:
- Anyone aged 65 and older
- Any adults with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI >40), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome.
The vaccine is a two-dose vaccine. It is important individuals return for the second dose to develop the highest level of immunity.
Questions may be directed to the Douglas County Health Department at (417) 683-4174. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to MOStopsCOVID.com.