The following email was sent to the Missouri State community on March 11, 2021.
Subject: Vaccine eligibility expanded; complete vaccination interest form
Missouri State University expects to receive Pfizer and Moderna vaccines next week.
Sign up to be notified when vaccination appointments are available
In order to prepare for this and future shipments, we are asking for anyone who wants to receive a vaccine to complete the Vaccination Interest Form.
To allow us to project future needs, we encourage everyone to complete the form, whether they are currently eligible or not.
Household members should also complete the form if they are interested in receiving a vaccine in the future.
This will allow the university to notify those who are eligible when we are ready to schedule appointments at Magers Health and Wellness Center.
Eligibility has been expanded
Beginning March 15, the state of Missouri is expanding eligibility to people in Phase 1B – Tier 3.
This tier includes people who work in critical infrastructure. A partial list of eligible employees includes:
- Teachers, faculty and staff in pre-K-12.
- Childcare employees.
- Employees in communications, energy, information technology, transportation, and water and wastewater systems.
- Certain government employees.
- Certain food and agriculture sector employees.
Those who continue to be eligible to be vaccinated include healthcare providers, first responders and high-risk individuals – which includes those age 65 years old or older OR any adult with a qualifying health condition.
Qualifying health conditions include:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructed pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart conditions
- Weakened immune system due to organ transplant
- Severe obesity (BMI >40)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome
Once we have the notification list and we have the vaccination schedule prepared, we will notify qualified individuals to schedule at Magers.
Supervisors, please communicate this information to those who don’t have regular access to a computer.