The State of Missouri requires us to use certain criteria for determining when a client is eligible for vaccinations. An example is that a health care worker dealing directly with patients will be more likely to come into contact with a person with COVID-19 than an electrician or IT worker.
Please answer the following questions to help us determine eligibilitiy. Examples will be shown for each response by selecting an option.
Patient Facing Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Staff: Vaccinating those most vulnerable and those protecting them.
First Responders, Emergency Services, and Public Health Infrastructure: Protecting those who keep us safe and help us during an emergency
Non-Patient Facing Public Health Infrastructure*:
High-Risk Individuals: Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness
Anyone aged 65 and older
Adults with the following conditions:
Critical Infrastructure: Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running
Education: Teachers, faculty, and staff in public, private, and nonprofit pre K – 12.
Childcare: Faculty and staff in a DHSS or DSS -licensed facility providing basic care to children
Communications Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide communications services
Dams Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide services in the dams sector related to critical water retention and control services.
Energy Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide energy services, regardless of the energy source.
Food/Agriculture Sector – initial*: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, andrelated operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retailsales, including grocery and convenience stores where groceries are sold; includes veterinary services. This category includes but is not limited to:
Government*: Elected officials in any branch of government at the state, county, and/or municipal levels required for the continuity of government; members of the judiciary at the federal, state, and/or local levels required for the continuity of government; employees designated by the federal government that fall within the state’s vaccine allocation responsibilities; other designated government personnel required for the continuity of government.This category includes but is not limited to:
Information Technology Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that provide IT services.
Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector: Employees at public, private, or nonprofit organizations that work in this sector.
Transportation Systems Sector: Employees in the transportation systems sector including
Water and Wastewater Systems Sector: Employees at public, private, and/or nonprofit organizations that provide drinking or wastewater services.
Protecting everyone else who has not been vaccinated, but wants to do so
Equity and Economic Recovery: Protecting those who have been disproportionately affected and accelerating economic recovery
Chemical Sector: Employees engaged in the manufacture, store, use, and transport of potentially dangerous chemicals and other diverse products in the chemical sector that are essential to modern life and economic activity.
Commercial Facilities Sector: Employees engaged in activities related to the eight subsectors within the commercial facilities sector.
Critical Manufacturing Sector: Employees in critical manufacturing engaged in the production of certain goods.
Defense Industrial Base Sector: Employees that contribute to products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations and national defense
Financial Services Sector: Employees within the financial services sector.
Food/Agriculture Sector – remaining*: Remaining populations within the sector not included in 1B,including restaurants.This category includes but is not limited to
Government*: Other state and local government designated personnel required to provide essential services. This category includes but is not limited to:
Higher Education: Faculty and staff at public, private, and/or nonprofit higher education institutions.
Disproportionately Affected Populations: Populations at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting COVID-19, with emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities not otherwise included in 1B.
Homeless: Populations at increased risk of acquiring or transmitting COVID-19, excluding those that were already included in 1B.
Chronic Kidney Disease
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome
Heart Conditions such as heart failure, CAD (coronary artery disease) or cardiomyopathies
Immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant
Severe Obesity (BMI >40kg/m2)
Sickle Cell Disease
Diabetes (Type I or Type II)