When can I get a vaccine? When will each phase begin?

Distribution to eligible people throughout each phase will be slow and steady. At the beginning, there will be limited amounts vaccine available. However, it is expected that vaccine availability will increase in January 2021 and into summer 2021, with vaccination available to the general public by summer or fall 2021.

Missouri has activated Phase 1A, Phase 1B - Tier 1 and Phase 1B - Tier 2However, supplies remain limited around the state and Clay County Public Health Center is ONLY offering vaccination to Phase 1A (health care workers) at this time.

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1. How will COVID vaccines be given out? Who will qualify in each phase?
2. When can I get a vaccine? When will each phase begin?
3. Where can I get a vaccine? Who is administering the COVID-19 vaccines?
4. How will I know when it's my turn to be vaccinated?
5. How can healthcare providers other than hospitals and long-term care facilities receive the vaccines?
6. Has Clay County Public Health Center started giving any COVID vaccine?
7. Can I be put on a waiting list for a COVID-19 vaccine?
8. What will be the cost of getting vaccinated?
9. Are the available COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?
10. Is it safe to get my child vaccinated?
11. Is it safe to get vaccinated if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
12. I have more questions about COVID vaccines. Where can I find more info?