We very much appreciate the quick response from employees to the vaccine survey we sent out this week. As we said in that email, this is an ever-evolving situation. At the time, we thought that we would be coordinating vaccines for our employees as they became available, but Mosaic Life Care and the City of St. Joseph have partnered to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to Northwest Missouri residents as supply allows. Online registration for the Northwest Missouri COVID-19 vaccine opened today for eligible members of the public at MyMLC.com/vaccineAll appointments are currently full, but check back with the website above to schedule an appointment when more vaccines become available.

As of January 18, 2021, the State of Missouri authorized COVID-19 vaccinations for Phase 1B – Tiers 1 and 2. Those tiers include members of the public who meet the following eligibility: 

  • 65 years of age or older

  • Adults (18 years of age or older) with one or more of the following high-risk conditions –cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI greater than 40), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as down syndrome

UPDATE, March 19, 2021: The State of Missouri announced that Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination plan would be activated on March 29. Phase 2 includes higher education, so all Missouri Western employees will be eligible then. Phase 3 of the vaccination plan will be activated April 9. Phase 3 includes all Missouri adults.

Please note:

  • There is a limited vaccine supply from the State of Missouri.

  • Mosaic, along with their respective partner, is ordering vaccine on a weekly basis and amounts that are received are determined by the state.

  • This is a fluid process. Things will change as vaccine shipments arrive and numbers go up or down.

  • Please be patient. We sincerely want to vaccinate our community and beat this virus once and for all.

  • There may be delays on the website due to heavy traffic. Again, be patient and know residents might have to try later as the website allows for a high volume of visits.

  • Please do not call the medical center for an appointment. Mosaic is unable to make an appointment over the phone for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Do not call the nurse line for an appointment, as that line is reserved for patients with health issues and concerns.

If you live outside of the immediate St. Joseph area, visit the state website or contact your local health department or healthcare provider for information on how you can obtain the vaccine: