teen boy vaccination

A teenage boy getting a vaccination.

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health (DPH) will begin vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine. With authorization from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) as of Nov. 4, the department may vaccinate anyone ages 5 and older with a first or second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

“The availability of a vaccine and the willingness for individuals to protect themselves by becoming fully vaccinated have resulted in a significant decrease in the severity and spread of COVID-19 across our community,” Department of Public Health Acting Director Sara Evers says. “With more than 54 percent of all St. Charles County’s residents (and nearly 64 percent of those residents ages 12 and older) already fully vaccinated, we welcome the opportunity to extend protection to children ages 5-11 with this new authorization. Vaccinating more individuals will further efforts to keep our families, workplaces and schools moving forward against this virus.”

DPH will begin vaccinating those ages 5-11 from 3-6 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 10 during an indoor operation at the St. Charles Family Arena, located at 2002 Arena Parkway in Saint Charles. In addition to children seeking their initial vaccination, siblings and caregivers, who meet eligibility requirements, may attend this event and receive first, second, additional or booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The event is open to the first 240 scheduled appointments, which may be made by visiting sccmo.org/COVIDVaccineSIgnUp.

Individuals ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of the vaccination. 

In addition to the Family Arena event, individuals may receive COVID vaccinations through the DPH Immunization Clinic, located at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles. Appointments are required for these vaccinations and are available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., on Fridays beginning Nov. 5. To schedule, call (636) 949-1899.

Additional vaccination events will be held at the Family Arena, branches of the St. Charles City-County Library District and other locations around St. Charles County. Information on times, dates and locations for these opportunities will be available at sccmo.org/COVIDvaccine when details are finalized.

To improve efficiency, individuals should arrive within 10 minutes of their scheduled appointment and follow staff direction while at the Family Arena. For the appointment, individuals will need:

  • Photo identification or parent/guardian attestation.
  • Evidence of employment, for verification of eligibility status within specified industries.
  • A copy of the appointment confirmation.
  • Their personal COVID vaccination card or a photo copy of this card (for second, additional or booster doses).