Gov. Mike Parson's office Monday announced the launch of the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure online registry tool that helps Missourians find and receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator may be found at covid vaccine.mo.gov/navigator.
Although the nationwide vaccine supply is limited, the registration process is intended to connect more people with the COVID-19 vaccine, Parson said in a news release.
The navigator will not only help residents to receive the vaccine, it will help identify where the state's greatest needs are, he said.
Once someone goes into the website and registers, they will complete a questionnaire to determine their eligibility based on Missouri's priority phases.
Registrants are to 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 will be able to find mass-vaccination events and other providers in their area.
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator will remind registrants when it is time to schedule their second dose of vaccine. 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 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.
Those with online accessibility issues are encouraged to call Missouri's COVID-19