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Vaccination Information

City of St. Joseph Health Department

Health Department Clinic
904 S. 10th St, Suite B, St. Joseph, MO
Monday – Friday, 8:00am
11:00am and 1:00pm – 4:00pm
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses
Pfizer vaccine for ages 5 and older

Mosaic Life Care

Patients that are established
with a Mosaic Provider
(primary or specialty) can
contact the provider to
schedule an appointment.

Non-Mosaic Providers for Children Ages 5 and Up

Peacock Pediatrics – Children Ages 5+
805 N. 36th St, Suite B, St. Joseph 64506
(816) 396-6026

Downing Pediatrics – Children Ages 5+
3839 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, 64506
(816) 396-8855

Pharmacies

Sam’s Club – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 5+
Moderna – 5201 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
https://samsclub.com/covid

Walgreens – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 5+
Pfizer – 4022 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph 64506
Pfizer – 3645 Frederick Ave, St Joseph 64506
Pfizer – 2620 S Belt Hwy, St Joseph 64503
https://www.walgreens.com/covid

Walmart – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 5+
Moderna & Pfizer – 4201 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph MO 64506
Moderna & Pfizer – 3022 S Belt Hwy St Joseph MO 64503
https://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

CVS – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 12+
Moderna – 5201 N Belt Hwy (Target) , St Joseph, MO 64506
Pfizer – 3320 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
Pfizer – 930 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
Moderna – 1301 S Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64507
https://www.cvs.com/coronavirus

Hy-Vee – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 12+
Pfizer – 201 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine

Rogers – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Booster Doses – Ages 16+
Moderna & J&J – N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 232-3348—Choose option 10 to register

Additional Primary Shot for Certain Immunocompromised Persons

After completing the primary series, some
moderately or severely immunocompromised people
should get an additional primary shot. A full list of
moderately or severely Immunocompromised
conditions can be found on CDC’s website.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

Booster Dose Information

Everyone Ages 12 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot. If
you are 18 years or older you may choose which
COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some
people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally
received, and others may prefer to get a different
booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this
type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11706:cdc%20covid%20booster:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22

mRNA Vaccine Preference

CDC has updated its recommendations for COVID-19
vaccines with a preference for people to receive an
mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech and
Moderna). Read CDC’s media statement.
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1216-covid-19-vaccines.html

CDC Vaccine Finder
Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator
Buchanan County Vaccination Locations

Report a Case

Any member of the university community who has received a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 or has been identified as a close contact of someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis should immediately notify us electronically using the forms below. You will be contacted with additional information.

Self-Report a Student Case or Close Contact
Self-Report an Employee Case or Close Contact

Testing Information

Pharmacy Locations

(By Appointment)
CVS
3320 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
930 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
1301 S Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64507
https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

Hy-Vee
201 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing

Walgreens
4022 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph
3645 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph 64506
2620 S Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph 64503
https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing

Urgent Care Locations

(Walk-in Service)
Mosaic Life Care Urgent Care
For general public
1115 N Belt Hwy St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 271-7077

Urgent Care Express
* Not a Medicaid Provider
4776 Verona Dr, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-9500

Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services

Free Mail-In At-Home Test Kit
MO has a limited number of test kits to be
shipped out daily. Please try the following day if
test kits have all been claimed when you first try.
https://picturegenetics.com/covid19?c=MOPROMO

Non-Hospital Provider Locations

(By Appointment Only)
Mosaic Non-Hospital Providers
For established patients
Various Locations
Call the provider directly

NW Health Services
For established patients
1515 St Joseph Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64505
2303 Village Dr, St. Joseph, MO 64506
5001 Lake Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64504

Peacock Pediatrics
For established patients
3839 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-6026

Downing Pediatrics
For established patients
805 N 36th St Suite B, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-8855

Advanced Dermatology & MediSearch
New and established patients; Walk-ins welcome
1427 Village Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 364-1515

River City Laboratory
Walk-ins, new patients, results typically in 24 hours
Required: Dr’s order for insurance OR cash payment
212 South Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 306-8108

CVS COVID-19 Testing
Hy-vee covid-19 testing
walgreens covid-19 testing
free Mail-In At-Home Test Kit
Buchanan County Dashboard
State of Missouri Dashboard
CDC COVID-19 Information

UPDATED CDC Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

ISOLATION

If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19 regardless of your vaccination status OR whether you’ve ever had COVID-19

Day 1-5

Day 6-10

Stay home

If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you can leave your house—continue to wear a mask around others.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

QUARANTINE

If you were EXPOSED to COVID-19 and are unvaccinated, were vaccinated more than 6 months ago with Pfizer or Moderna or more than 2 months ago with J&J AND are NOT boosted OR have had COVID-19 longer than 90 days ago

Day 1-5

Day 5

Day 6-10

Stay home

Test if
Possible

Continue to
wear a mask
around others

If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS

If you were EXPOSED to COVID-19 and have been vaccinated within the last 6 months with Pfizer or Moderna or within the last 2 months with J&J OR you are boosted OR have had COVID-19 as confirmed by a PCR test in the past 90 days

Day 1

Day 5

Day 10

Wear a mask
around others

Test if
Possible

Continue to
wear a mask
around others

Wear a mask around others for 10 days. Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

ISOLATION

Separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

QUARANTINE

Separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
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CDC Media Statement: January 9, 2022
Quarantine and Isolation Update

News & Updates

Mask policy reinstated

Greetings, Missouri Western State University will reinstate its face coverings policy. Effective Monday, Nov. 15, all students, faculty, staff and [...]

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Top Things You Need to Know

The health and wellbeing of our campus community is our primary concern. In order to keep each other safe and healthy, all students, employees and visitors are expected to follow the University’s COVID-19 Guidelines, which include physical distancing, face coverings, and self monitoring for symptoms. If you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to campus and seek medical attention if necessary.

COVID-19 Vaccines2022-01-07T14:13:04-06:00

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free, and are available to anyone age 12 and over. We do not require vaccination, but we strongly encourage everyone who is able to get vaccinated and help protect our campus community. Please visit the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots website for up-to-date information

When am I “fully vaccinated?”2022-01-07T14:12:26-06:00

Please visit the CDC guidelines fully vaccinated for up-to-date information regarding vaccination.

COVID-19 Testing2022-01-14T10:51:35-06:00

Pharmacy Testing Locations

(By Appointment)
CVS
3320 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
930 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
1301 S Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64507
https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

Hy-Vee
201 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing

Walgreens
4022 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph
3645 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph 64506
2620 S Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph 64503
https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing

Urgent Care Locations

(Walk-in Service)
Mosaic Life Care Urgent Care
For general public
1115 N Belt Hwy St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 271-7077

Urgent Care Express
* Not a Medicaid Provider
4776 Verona Dr, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-9500

Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services

Free Mail-In At-Home Test Kit
MO has a limited number of test kits to be
shipped out daily. Please try the following day if
test kits have all been claimed when you first try.
https://picturegenetics.com/covid19?c=MOPROMO

Non-Hospital Provider Locations

(By Appointment Only)
Mosaic Non-Hospital Providers
For established patients
Various Locations
Call the provider directly

NW Health Services
For established patients
1515 St Joseph Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64505
2303 Village Dr, St. Joseph, MO 64506
5001 Lake Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64504

Peacock Pediatrics
For established patients
3839 Frederick Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-6026

Downing Pediatrics
For established patients
805 N 36th St Suite B, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 396-8855

Advanced Dermatology & MediSearch
New and established patients; Walk-ins welcome
1427 Village Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 364-1515

River City Laboratory
Walk-ins, new patients, results typically in 24 hours
Required: Dr’s order for insurance OR cash payment
212 South Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506
(816) 306-8108

Information for International Travelers2021-08-13T17:52:53-05:00

If you are traveling to Missouri Western from outside the U.S., please exercise caution to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19. After you arrive in the U.S., fully vaccinated individuals must get tested within three to five days. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must be tested within three to five days and stay home for seven to ten days. See this Global Health Alert from the CDC for more information.

Face Coverings2021-11-15T08:23:51-06:00

Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces.

For more information on face coverings please review the CDC guidance on masks.

Maintaining Good Hygiene2022-01-07T14:11:00-06:00

Handwashing – critical: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.

Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene Etiquette – critical: If you are in a private setting and not wearing a cloth face covering, please remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Alternatively, you can cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Throw any used tissues in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizers with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol.

Gloves: According to the CDC, gloves are not necessary for general use and do not replace good hand hygiene. Washing your hands often is considered the best practice for common everyday tasks. 

Cleaning/Disinfection – Team Effort: Physical Plant / Custodial staff will do their best to keep campus common areas, public spaces, and office areas clean based on CDC guidelines and protocols for disinfection. However, we all need to be vigilant to help keep our surroundings clean. Cleaning and disinfection requires the cooperation of everyone.   Of note, 

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided in high traffic areas and near building entrances.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available for students and faculty to wipe down classroom areas (e.g. desk and chair surfaces) on a self-serve basis between sessions once classes begin. 
  • Departments may request additional cleaning supplies if they wish to do additional self-serve cleaning during the work day, for example to wipe down commonly used surfaces.  You can request supplies here.
  • It may be noted that the latest CDC guidance indicates that the virus is not easily transmitted via surfaces.
Self Monitoring for Symptoms2020-08-17T11:29:09-05:00

Keeping your distance:

If you feel sick, you must stay home and away from others on campus.

Taking your temperature, monitoring symptoms:

Employees and students who will be on campus must conduct symptom self-monitoring every day before reporting to work, class or any other campus activity. Employees must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 or have had evaluation and clearance by a health professional in order to be on campus.

These are all matters of personal responsibility; we are not requesting or requiring any reporting or documentation of these actions.

COVID-19 symptoms:

At this time, symptoms include one or more of the following:Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever above 100.4, chills, repeated shaking with chills, runny nose or new sinus congestion, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, new gastrointestinal symptoms, new loss of taste or smell.

CDC Symptom Checker

Physical Distancing2022-01-07T14:07:52-06:00

Stay 6 feet away from others

More information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is available here.

What if I test positive for COVID-19?2022-01-07T11:44:26-06:00

Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.

Please visit the CDC Quarantine and Isolation webpage for up-to-date information.

Missouri Western State University will be guided by the best available science-based evidence and expert recommendations to make informed decisions about on-campus activities. The incidence of COVID-19 on campus and in our community, the availability of resources for responding to the illness, as well as key resources to continue providing quality education and applied learning experiences will be considerations in decisions about potential modifications to campus activities.

On-campus Vaccination Clinic with Mosaic and the Chiefs

More than 100 people were vaccinated Aug. 12 in an on-campus event sponsored by Mosaic Life Care and the Kansas City Chiefs. Many of our nursing faculty and students helped out. Vaccine recipients got to interact with Chiefs players Chris Jones, Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson. Thanks to all who are helping to make our campus and community safer! 

Guidelines

About this Page

Missouri Western State University understands the concerns of the campus community about COVID-19. Our goal is to provide clear, concise and timely information to students, faculty, staff and visitors on what Missouri Western is doing to protect our community. 

Missouri Western is closely monitoring the current COVID status in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, and the surrounding areas. However, as has often been the experience with COVID-19, conditions and/or information related to the virus continues to shift quickly, which, in turn, has required Missouri Western to respond with equal agility.  With this in mind, we that you please monitor University communications for the most recent COVID-19 campus updates, as this is a dynamic situation in which we operate.

The University will continue to abide by and communicate the protocols directed by the City of St. Joseph as they continue to be amended (with respect to physical distancing, limited group size, signage, cleaning, restricted access, etc.).

The information provided on this website is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice. We encourage proper hygiene and health precautions, but we urge you to consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.