ST. LOUIS COUNTY ( -- COVID-19 vaccine rates are higher during the first three weeks of November compared to October.

According to data provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, from November 1 to November 19, more than 392,000 COVID vaccines were given. That is more than October's 237,000 in the first three weeks of the month.

"We're doing about 40, 50 boosters a day," Emilee Murry said, a pharmacist at Ladue Pharmacy.

With people spending more time indoors as temperatures drop, health officials are encouraging everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine and the booster. The FDA and CDC recently approved the booster shot for everyone 18 and older.

Murry said she felt less people were getting tested for COVID-19 this time of year because more people feel comfortable after being vaccinated.

Copyright 2021 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.