March 8, 2021

MU Health Care is changing the way it offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Instead of only emailing people from its survey, MU Health Care will post scheduling links on its website when they become available. 

The change is because of shrinking numbers of eligible people on the online survey. People will still have to attest to their answers to qualifying questions, and MU Health Care will continue vaccinating based on the state’s phased distribution plan. 

“As more people become vaccinated and the supply of vaccine increases, we are constantly reviewing our procedures to best serve the community and to ensure we are vaccinating as many people as possible as quickly as we can,” said Brad Myers, MU Health Care Executive Director of Pharmacy and Laboratory Services. “This new invitation system will help us ensure that no appointments go unfilled and that everyone who is eligible has an opportunity to schedule an appointment.”

The state has approved vaccinating people through Phase 1B Tier 2, and it will move to Phase 1B Tier 3 on March 15. 

When available, vaccine appointment opportunities will be posted to The website will include links to our scheduling system, called TimeTap. When scheduling, people will be asked qualifying questions and will be required to attest to the truthfulness of their answers.

Anyone who has filled out the MU Health Care, Boone Health and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services online survey will be notified of appointment opportunities, changes to eligibility guidelines and when the state opens vaccination to more people. 

Those who need help scheduling an appointment can call our COVID-19 vaccine call center at (573) 771-CARE (2273). The call center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

MU Health Care’s vaccination site at the Walsworth Family Columns Club at MU's football stadium offers the vaccine by appointment only and is designed to allow appropriate spacing, efficient patient flow and minimal wait times. Learn more at