COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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What you need to know now:

  • Vaccine: The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Click here for more information, including frequently asked questions and where to access vaccine.
  • Prevention: Get vaccinated. Wear a mask and practice physical distancing if you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your second dose of a two-dose vaccine; two weeks after a one-dose vaccine)
  • Travel Guidance: If you choose to travel domestically or internationally, we strongly encourage that you get vaccinated and take increased measures to protect yourself and those around you. Before you travel, make sure to check state or local travel restrictions and do some research to learn whether COVID-19 is prominent in that area. 
  • SymptomsSymptoms to watch for are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. 
  • Exposure: If you have not been fully vaccinated and have been in close contact to a known positive case of COVID-19, you will need to self-quarantine. Self-quarantine means staying at home and away from others for 10 days from your last known contact with a positive individual. This quarantine period can be shortened to 7 days if the individual does not have symptoms, is tested after day 5 of quarantine, and receives a negative test result. More details about quarantine available at health.springfieldmo.gov/quarantine
    A close contact is defined as someone who comes within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes. A close contact also includes someone who has physically come in contact with a person who has tested positive, regardless of the amount of time. 
  • Testing: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested, you should contact your healthcare provider via virtual care or phone. Visit health.springfieldmo.gov/testing for more information and other testing options.

What you can do:

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Get vaccinated.

The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Click here for more information, including frequently asked questions and where to access vaccine.

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Wash your hands.

Handwashing is another excellent tool for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available. Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces often.

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Wear a mask  

Face masks, when worn properly, may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are not a substitute for proper physical distancing. 

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Additional Resources:

  1. Media availability at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Health Department Vaccination Clinic

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. today, October 13, at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic located at 1425 E Battlefield Rd. Read on...
  2. Health Department names new Assistant Director of Health

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has named Rinda Davis as its new Assistant Director of Health. Read on...
  3. Greene County reports first pediatric death from COVID-19

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce Greene County’s first pediatric death from COVID-19. Read on...
  4. Local health departments and health care organizations ask for community health feedback

    A coalition of public health entities, hospital partners and community leaders across the Ozarks region, has come together again to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the residents in our region. Read on...
  5. Health Department to open COVID-19 vaccination site to meet the increase in demand

    To meet the increase in demand for vaccine prompted by the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shot and the pending approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years old, the Health Department is opening a mass vaccination site. Read on...
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