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Where To Get Vaccinated
In an effort to provide protection from the seasonal flu, there are two types of flu clinics for at-risk individuals in Springfield this year. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s clinics focus on children and pregnant women, while the Springfield Flu Coalition clinics focus on uninsured adults.

People who are covered by insurance plans, including Medicare, should contact their health care provider or consider getting vaccinated at a retail location.

Children and Pregnant Women
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department offers flu vaccine only to people who fall into these three categories:

  • Children ages 6 months to 18 years old 
  • Pregnant women
  • People who are in close contact with babies under 6 months old (because they cannot receive the vaccine themselves)

If you fall into one these three categories and you live in Greene County, you can receive a flu vaccine at no charge by calling the Health Department’s Westside Public Health Center at (417) 874-1220 to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in hours at the Westside Public Health Center are from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays only. The Center is located at 660 S. Scenic Ave. If you are in one of the previously mentioned categories but you do not live in Greene County, you can get vaccinated for a cost of $17 per dose.

Adults Without Health Insurance
The Springfield Flu Immunization Coalition conducts adult seasonal flu shot clinics for adults who lack health insurance. The 2013 dates and locations are as follows:

     Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9 – 11 a.m.
     Sacred Heart Catholic Church
     1609 N. Summit Avenue

     Thursday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. – Noon
     St. Agnes Elementary School Cafeteria
     531 S. Jefferson Avenue

     Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 – 7 p.m.
     Hand-In-Hand Ministries
     1436 W. Hovey Street

     Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
     Sacred Heart Catholic Church
     1609 N. Summit Avenue

     Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – Noon
     Crosslines
     615 N. Glenstone Avenue

     Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
     Salvation Army
     1707 W. Chestnut Expressway

Springfield Public Schools students
SPS, in cooperation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, and with support from CoxHealth, Mercy, and the Springfield -Greene County Health Department, offers seasonal flu vaccine to any student free of charge, as supply allows. Flu clinics will be held at more than 50 school sites throughout October.

Everyone Else
If you have health insurance, talk to your health care provider or visit one of the many retail locations offering flu vaccine. Enter your ZIP Code at Flu.gov to find locations.