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If you live in Greene County and are 60 years old or older, you qualify for a no-cost Shingles vaccination—a $212 value.
Through a grant from the Greene County Senior Citizens Service Fund, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department currently has 300 doses on Shingles vaccine on hand. They will be given on a first-come, first-served basis through the first week of April.
Zostavax is a vaccine used to prevent shingles. Shingles is a very painful, blistering rash that can last up to 30 days. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you had chickenpox, you are at risk for Shingles.
The vaccine is available on a first-come, first served basis from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center located at 440 E. Tampa in Springfield. No appointment is needed. Enter through the east entrance and ask at the reception desk for the triage nurse and the free Shingles vaccination.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Dale Moore
Pandemic Health Planner
Springfield-Greene County Health Dept.