The Missouri Immunization Coalition would like to thank all of our coalition members and partners for your tireless efforts to protect the health of Missourians during this unprecedented time.  We realize that public health and health services professionals are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Missouri Immunization Coalition remains committed to raising awareness about the importance and safety of vaccines, sharing pertinent immunization information from state and federal agencies, and protecting the citizens of Missouri from vaccine-preventable diseases.  Please use this page as a resource for information on COVID-19 vaccination development, updates, and vaccination plans.

Check out the new COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for community based organizations from CDC :https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits/community-organization.html
This toolkit is intended for community-based organizations (CBOs), such as
·         social service organizations,
·         faith-based organizations,
·         YMCAs/YWCAs,
·         fraternities,
·         school organizations (e.g., PTAs/PTOs),
·         meal delivery services,
·         senior centers, and
·         others.
The toolkit will help CBOs educate community members about COVID-19 vaccines, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns. It contains a variety of free resources including:
·         key messages,
·         an educational slide deck,
·         FAQs,
·         posters/flyers,
·         newsletter content,
·         a plain language vaccine factsheet (available in several different languages),
·         a template letter for CBO members,
·         social media content, and
·         vaccination sticker templates.

Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines give instructions for cells to make a harmless piece of the so-called “spike protein”, which the virus uses to enter cells in the body. After the protein piece is made, the cell breaks down the instructions and gets rid of them. The immune system recognizes that the protein doesn’t belong there and begins making antibodies to protect against future infection. People who get vaccinated gain this protection without having to risk the serious consequences of getting sick with COVID-19.
mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines