Saint Francis Healthcare System will be holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Piedmont and Cape Girardeau on the following dates:
Monday, March 1 from 1-6 pm at Piedmont Physician Associates, 420 Piedmont Avenue, Piedmont, Mo. 63957. An appointment is required. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, call 573-381-5958.
Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3 from 8 am-5 pm at Saint Francis Medical Center, Entrance 2, 211 Saint Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703. An appointment is required. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit www.sfmc.net/vaccine or call 573-381-5958.
All individuals in Phase 1A, 1B Tier 1 and 1B Tier 2 are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Phase 1A includes Patient-Facing Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Staff:
– Hospitals, Long-term care facilities and residents, including Department of Mental Health-operated facilities.
– Home health, Hospice, Dialysis centers, Urgent care.
– Vaccinator staff and those administering COVID testing.
– Congregate community healthcare settings staff and residents, including DMH contracted settings and adult day cares.
– EMS and high-risk non-congregate healthcare, including clinics, physicians, and home care providers.
– All remaining patient-facing healthcare providers, including but not limited to health care workers in emergency shelters, dental offices, school nurses, pharmacies, public health clinics, mental/behavioral health providers, and correctional settings.
Phase 1B Tier 1 includes First Responders, Emergency Services and Public Health Infrastructure:
– Non-Patient Facing Public Health Infrastructure: Administrators and staff at federal, state or local public health agencies and other healthcare workers who carry out functions necessary to the operation of the state’s healthcare infrastructure not included in 1A.
– First Responders: All federal, state, and/or local first responders beyond EMS/EMTs in 1A, including law enforcement, fire services, corrections and certain social service agencies.
– Emergency Management and Public Works: Federal, state, or local government employees in emergency management and public works agencies, identified nonprofit organizations designated as partner voluntary agencies.
– Emergency Services Sector: Employees defined in the emergency services sector not otherwise listed, including law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, emergency management, and public works.
Phase 1B Tier 2 includes high-risk individuals:
– Anyone aged 65 and older
– Adults with the following conditions:
o Chronic Kidney Disease
o COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
o Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome
o Heart Conditions such as heart failure, CAD (coronary artery disease) or cardiomyopathies
o Immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant
o Severe Obesity (BMI >40kg/m2)
o Sickle Cell Disease
o Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
For more information, visit sfmc.net/COVID19.
Saint Francis Healthcare System is guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. Founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1875, our priority remains the same: serve all who enter with dignity, compassion and joy. Serving nearly 715,000 people across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, our focus is on patients’ outcomes, experience and value.
Anchored by Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed tertiary hospital, and supported by more than 3,000 colleagues and nearly 300 providers in 11 communities, the Healthcare System is a driving economic force in the region. Major services include Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Cancer Institute, Emergency and Level III Trauma Center, Heart Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Family BirthPlace and the region’s first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.