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CDC Emergent COVID-19 Announcements
Read about current emergencies and updates.

CDC Recommends Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults
On Tuesday, July 19, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the use of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine for adult patients (ages 18 and older) for primary series vaccination. Learn more about the use of COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S..

COVID-19 Provider Resources 

Join WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures.

Spread the Word About Vaccine Boosters. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provides resources – posters, flyers, videos, and talking points – to help promote the extra protection from COVID-19 boosters. 

Mobilizing Health Care Workforce via Telehealth. The site provides up-to-date information on emergency regulation and licensing by state as well as a provider portal to connect volunteer health care professionals to state agencies and health care entities. 

Reaching Farm Communities for Vaccine Confidence. The AgriSafe Network’s health professionals and educators created a social media toolkit that aims to provide clear messages about COVID-19 vaccination for agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers

We Can Do This: Educating Nurses and Pediatric Staff about New COVID-19 Vaccines for Children. Watch the Webinar.

The New MO DHSS COVID-19 Dashboard helps public health leaders measure the impact and severity of COVID-19. Updates every Friday.

Johns Hopkins World COVID-19 map

HRSA Resources and FAQs

COVID-19 Resources

Stay informed with the Missouri Data Tracker.

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and learn how to protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 Vaccines are available for ages 6 months and older. Your choice to get vaccinated can make a positive impact not only you and your family, but your entire community. Find a vaccine near you.
Learn more about vaccines for children on the CDC’s website.

Free at home covid tests are available!
Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

CDC Strengthens Recommendations and Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots.
Everyone ages 5 years and older should get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series, if eligible.
Adults aged 50 years and older and people 12 years and older who are severely immunocompromised should get their second booster.
Learn more and get boosted.

Find out the latest about Omicron ba.4 and ba.5 variants including prevention, symptoms and treatment here.
Fact Sheet: Biden Administration Outlines Strategy to Manage BA.5

Watch more:

How to clean and disinfect your home if someone has COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/Clean-Disinfect-Low-Resolution.mp4

Shopping for food and other household essentials – https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/socialmedia/2020/1437014370grocery.mp4

More Useful resources:
United States Data Tracker
Missouri COVID-19 Vaccinator Enrollment program
V-safe uses texts and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
People at Higher Risk: Rural communities need to take extra precautions with COVID-19
Individuals Who Have Been Exposed

 

Helpful Phone Numbers:

  • DHSS Nurse hotline – 877.435.8411
  • Jackson County Health Department – 816.404.6416
  • Lafayette County Health Department – 660.259.4371
  • Saline County Health Department – 660.886.3434
  • Carroll County Health Department – 660.542.3247
  • Ray County Health Department – 816.776.5413


The Department of Mental Health’s Show Me Hope program provides a free, confidential, multilingual helpline available 24/7 for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties due to the pandemic.  All Missourians are eligible to use it, and it connects individuals to the DMH system of care.  The number is 800.985.5900.

Stress and isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic can increase mental health issues, substance use, and thoughts of suicide. Call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255 and learn more about treatment and services in Missouri here.