WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.
Mercy Hospital Washington has begun offering direct scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine appointments at mercy.net/MOVaccine. Those without internet access can make an appointment by calling 833-364-6777.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri chiropractor and his company are facing a federal complaint over their claims that zinc and vitamin D products were more effective than vaccines in treating or preventing COVID-19.
Missouri is preparing to launch a $5 million ad campaign to urge residents to get the coronavirus vaccine as appointment times begin to go unfilled in some places even though the state expanded eligibility to everyone age 16 or older.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Tuesday it would halt use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice. The move is in response to a plea from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the c…
A St. Clair man is facing criminal charges after police say he stabbed his one-time girlfriend three times and then stashed her body in a sleeping bag, which was kept outside.
Though it was less than previously planned, Franklin County commissioners voted Tuesday to make available more than $2 million in federal money to local schools.
The Franklin County Health Department recorded 32 additional COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the countywide total since the pandemic began a year ago to 9,274. The probable case count was 2,048 Tuesday.
The Franklin County Health Department announced Tuesday that it would administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine today at 308 Hawthorne Drive, the former Scenic Regional Library, in Union.
After seeing how much local school districts could be getting from the recently passed federal stimulus bill, the Franklin County Commission is reducing the amount it plans to award schools.
The Franklin County Health Department reported nine new COVID-19 cases Friday, 16 new cases Thursday and 17 new cases Wednesday, bringing the countywide total since the pandemic started one year ago to 9,243 cases. The number of probable cases reported was 2,033.
Cardiologists are speaking out about what they call worrying signs that COVID-19 could lead to a significant increase in the number of Americans with heart disease and other heart-related health concerns.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 among county residents over the weekend, bringing the number of cases since the pandemic began a year ago to 9,203. The people reported as positive Tuesday ranged in age from 2 to 90. The number of probable cases reporte…
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Thursday a new statewide transportation guide to help people travel to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As part of the program, called “Get a Ride,” OATS Transit will provide free vaccination transportation to anyone in their service areas.
The Franklin County Health Department reported Friday three new COVID-19 positive cases, men ages 39 to 41, bringing the total number of county residents to test positive since one year ago to 9,162.
The Franklin County Health Department announced Thursday via Facebook that it would offer 100 walk-in vaccinations for first doses of COVID-19 vaccines Friday in addition to regularly scheduled appointments. Walk-in vaccines also were offered Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. to county residents age…
The Franklin County Health Department reported Thursday that two additional county residents have died of COVID-19-related complications, one in February and one in March. The victims are a 69-year-old Union woman and an 83-year-old Washington man.
As of Monday, one in five Franklin County residents, or 21,632 people, has begun their vaccination for COVID-19, and more than 11,000 residents have completed their vaccination, according to the state dashboard. Statewide, 22.5 percent of Missourians have started the vaccination process, and…
More COVID-19 vaccines are expected at independent pharmacies, according to pharmacists at Schroeder Drugs in Washington and Medicine Shoppes in Pacific and St. Clair. The pharmacists said they are each expecting at least 200 shots in the next week or two.
The Franklin County Health Department reported four cases of COVID-19 among county residents in its Friday virus update, bringing the total number of cases reported since a year ago to 9,126 people. The number of probable cases stands at 1,973.
Nearly 20 percent of Franklin County residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
After initially planning to give back millions in unspent coronavirus aid, Franklin County now plans to spend all of the more than $25 million it has or will soon be getting from the federal government.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 30 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total number of county residents to test positive since March 2020 to 9,106 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the arms of teachers by the end of March to hasten school reo…
Archbishop Rozanski and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are encouraging Catholics to “examine the moral and ethical concerns surrounding the decision to receive” the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Approximately 50,000 doses of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson and Johnson, will be headed to the Show-Me State each week, according to an announcement from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.
The Franklin County Health Department reported 18 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Feb. 23, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 8,925.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The number of new Missouri coronavirus cases continued to decline on Monday, but state officials cite one cause for concern: Wastewater samples indicate the fast-spreading U.K. variant is “widespread” across the state.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some elderly and sick residents of the St. Louis area, fed up with waiting to get the call for a COVID-19 vaccine close to home, are traveling to distant places around the state to get their shot.
With state Reps. Jeff Porter and Aaron Griesheimer in attendance, 28 teens from Franklin County high schools will be hired by local companies in a Feb. 26 public event.
More than 8 percent of Franklin County residents have received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, and as the rollout continues, employers are grappling with vaccination policies.
Seventeen more Franklin County residents have died of COVID-19, pushing the county’s death toll to 147, according to the county health department.
Plans to host a mass vaccination clinic in St. Louis County and elsewhere in the state are being canceled in "the interest of safety due to extreme winter weather," according to a press release issued by the state.
The Saturday COVID-19 report from Franklin County included 17 COVID-19 deaths. The deaths occurred between Nov. 13 and Jan. 31. This brings the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Franklin County to 147 people since the pandemic began.
Vaccination efforts for COVID-19 are continuing in Franklin County and medical professionals are urging residents to become vaccinated as vaccines become available.
This week the Franklin County Health Department has reported 86 new COVID-19 cases, 20 of which were reported Friday, Feb. 12, with a testing positivity rate over the last seven days at 9.9 percent.
The number of vaccine doses going to the St. Louis region will increase next week, state officials said Wednesday — a day after local government officials, including Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker, publicly criticized the state for how it is distributing COVID-19 vaccines…
The proposed Union Expressway project took another step forward Monday, Feb. 8, with the Union Board of Aldermen’s approval of a contract with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission, the six-member board that governs the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).