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Back to School Immunization Clinics Begin July 27
It might seem a little early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2015-16 school year. Parents should begin working vaccinations into their family’s schedule as soon as possible, as the last few days before school starts often see crowded waiting rooms at the health department, clinics and doctor’s offices.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s back-to-school vaccination clinics for Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured children will begin on Monday, July 27 and run through Monday, August 17. Walk-in clinics will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Westside Public Health Center at 660 S. Scenic Ave. No appointments are necessary. Participants need to bring the child’s immunization records. 

See additional information and more about required immunizations, here.

Summer Stream Testing
In order to provide swimmers with information on the quality of water in local swimming holes, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department partners with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks to monitor select stream and river locations in Greene County for the presence of E. coli and coliform bacteria. See the latest results.

Accurate Pollen Counts
We have provided pollen data to the community, news media, meteorologists and physicians since 1961. Pollen and spore counts are collected over a 24-hour period, from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. the following day. The counts are typically posted online by about 10:30 a.m. each weekday on our pollen page.

Healthy Opportunities
Check out our round-up of great opportunities for you to get and stay healthy that are happening in the Springfield area. The events and programs highlighted on this page with change periodically so be sure to check back for new opportunities to live a healthier, happier life.

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