This past week, Gov. Mike Parson announced the launch of the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Powered by Qualtrics, the Missouri Vaccine Navigator allows individuals to register for a vaccine, indicating their desire to be vaccinated. They will then complete a questionnaire to determine their eligibility based on Missouri’s priority phases. 

Registrants will be notified upon activation of each phase and alerted when they become eligible. Individuals will then be able to seek vaccination from their health care provider if they have vaccines available or view mass vaccination events and other providers in their area. For example, mass vaccination events were scheduled for this week in area communities such as Lebanon, St. Robert, Versailles, Joplin and Sedalia — some sites for the initial dose and others for the booster dose. Because of hazardous weather conditions, Missourians should check MOStopsCOVID.com/events prior to traveling to confirm the event has not been canceled.

In addition to helping individuals register for a vaccine, the Missouri Vaccine Navigator will remind registrants when it is time to schedule their second dose. Both vaccines currently authorized for use require two doses, and the second dose is critical to ensure individual and community protection.

The Missouri Vaccine Navigator will also integrate with ShowMeVax, the state’s immunization database for providers. Vaccination events using the Missouri Vaccine Navigator for scheduling will enable coordinators to quickly load vaccination administration data into the system and avoid cumbersome data entry. 

When individuals go to MOStopsCovid.com/navigator, they will answer questions regarding their personal health information so that the applicable priority group can be determined.

Later, the registrant will be notified when he or she becomes eligible and can then view and sign up for events in their area at that time. It will be important for individuals to receive their second dose from the same provider they received the first dose. 

Those with online accessibility issues are encouraged to call the COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411 for registration assistance. Language translation and other services are available to callers.

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