City of Cape Girardeau Open and Ready for Business: Cape Girardeau Vaccination Update
As the CDC updates its Covid-19 related guidance, we wanted to take a moment to look at Cape Girardeau’s vaccination statistics. Although Covid-19 is still a danger, the end is in sight, especially with promising vaccination numbers.
As of June 10, Cape Girardeau County has administered over 52,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Vaccination sites have offered Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Nearly 35 percent of county residents have received at least one dose of the available vaccines, and roughly 30.5 percent of county residents are fully vaccinated against the disease. That includes over 24,000 Cape Girardeau residents. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and two weeks after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
People have chosen to get vaccinated for so many different reasons. Many are excited for a return to normal. Others look forward to seeing family and friends. We’re excited to see the streets and businesses of the city filled with our wonderful residents! You can read more about why residents are vaccinating every Wednesday on the Cape Girardeau County Health Department Facebook page.
Missouri residents as young as 12 years old can now receive a vaccine, and the local health community has plenty of resources for those still looking to get vaccinated. You can find updates on and vaccination information through the Cape Girardeau County Health Department and resources from Saint Francis Healthcare System and SoutheastHEALTH.
It’s one thing to tout our great vaccination numbers and tell you what we look forward to, but we want to hear from you! Why did you choose to get vaccinated? Comment below or let us know on Facebook! For more information about vaccination sites and Covid-19 information, go to the County Health Department website.