We will follow the state guidance as we move through the different COVID-19 vaccine phases. Currently, we are working on Phase 1 and Phase 2 per state guidance. We appreciate your continued efforts to slow the spread of Coronavirus in our community. Governor Parson has announced the vaccine will be available to all Missourians on April 9th. 

Cape County Public Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
April 12th
Jackson Civic Center
9 AM - 4 PM
Appointment Required. 
Click here to schedule your appointment.

Please visit keepcapestrong.com for links to sign up
 for COVID vaccine wait lists and other COVID information.


Click here for COVID-19 Vaccine Info & Missouri's Vaccination Plan

Welcome to the
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center!

*Due to covid-19 all services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY


The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is ready to help you realize a healthy and full life. We offer many health services to the area.

Many services are available to anyone regardless of financial status and are free of charge. Some clinics have financial guidelines and reasonable fees based on the cost of providing the service. 

Please browse our site for more information on services, as well as some educational tools to help you live the healthiest life possible!

Our address and hours of operation are listed below, and if you have questions or comments, please use our Contact Form. Thanks for visiting!


Click on COVID-19 Information
or to view the Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation 
and the June 5th Proclamation Reminder and Updates

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board voted unanimously on Monday, March 8, 2021, to immediately rescind the Face Covering Order. The Public Health Board wants to make it clear they continue to strongly recommend face-coverings be worn by residents and visitors of Cape Girardeau County. The Order was initially put into effect on July 13, 2020, and amended on October 27, 2020, to include the following events needed for the Board to consider rescinding or amending the Order.

1. The Viral (RT-PCR) Lab Test Positivity Rate for Cape Girardeau County is below 5% for a two-week period, AND the rolling 14-day case count of new COVID-19 cases is below 200 for a two-week period. The Emergency Face Covering Order will then be lowered to "strongly recommended." The Order will revert to "required" if the positivity rate goes above 10% for a two-week period, and the rolling case count of new COVID-19 cases goes above 250 for a two-week period.
2. A COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to the general public
3. A highly-effective, relatively low-cost COVID-19 therapeutic treatment becomes widely available.

The Board has determined the first criteria has been met. This was based on the 14-day case count of new cases staying below 200 for a two-week period and the guidance of Medical Director Dr. John Russell. The positivity rate was omitted because the Board felt it was no longer an accurate measure with the significant decrease in testing.

              The rescinding of the Order does not supersede other governing bodies such as the Federal, state, and school board requirements. The Public Health Board supports and highly recommends businesses and schools continue to require masks.

  Flu Shots are now available by appointment. Call 573-335-7846
to schedule an appointment. Walk-in services are not available.

Are you curious about what health conditions affect residents of
Cape Girardeau County? 
To view our current Community Health Assessment, click here!