Be a MO VIP Winner

Missouri’s Vaccine Incentive Program – MO VIP – is our state’s vaccine incentive program rewarding those who have chosen or will choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Starting in July, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services will partner with the Missouri Lottery to draw 180 winners in 5 randomized drawings who will win either $10,000 cash or $10,000 towards an education savings account. In total, the state will award 900 individuals throughout the incentive program.

Vaccination is the most effective and long-lasting tool for protection from this infection. DHSS continues to encourage anyone age 12 and up to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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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.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine generates long-lasting immune memory

According to research from the National Institutes of Health, people who received low doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memories of the virus six months after being fully vaccinated.

The findings shed light on how lasting immunity develops after vaccination. Read more.

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

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

The CDC recommends people in the following groups should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after their second dose:

  • People ages 65 years and older
  • Adults 18+ living in long-term care settings
  • People ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions

 

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