First 7-days-a-week mass vaccination site opening in St. Louis next month

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The state of Missouri and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a new mass vaccination program in St. Louis that will be open seven days a week. It's the first of its kind in the area.

The program will launch on April 7 and plans to operate for eight weeks at the Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis. The program plans to vaccinate up to 3,000 people a day, seven days a week – for a total of 168,000 vaccinations.

The program is designed to reach those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and who face economic, transportation, or other barriers in accessing the health care system, according to a press release.

The mass vaccination site will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Eligible residents will be identified through the state's Vaccine Navigator. Eligible Missourians can register online or by calling the state's COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411.

The type of vaccines administered may vary from week to week depending on vaccine availability.

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