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Posted on: March 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SGCHD launches regional call center to connect individuals with COVID-19 vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, in partnership with other public health agencies in the area, is launching a regional call center to connect residents of southwest Missouri with COVID-19 vaccination appointments in their area.

Residents of southwest Missouri can call (417) 874-1211 to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and to get scheduled for an appointment in their area.

The Southwest Missouri COVID-19 Call Center was created in partnership with several local health departments: 

  • Christian County Health Department
  • Dade County Health Department
  • Hickory County Health Department
  • Jasper County Health Department
  • Lawrence County Health Department
  • Polk County Health Center
  • Stone County Health Department
  • Webster County Health Department

Residents of these or other counties can call to get registered and scheduled for appointments in these areas.  

“The effects of this virus extend beyond the county line, so our approach to fighting it should as well,” said Acting Health Director Katie Towns. “The Southwest Missouri COVID-19 Call Center represents a collaborative step forward in the effort to return the entire region to a sense of normalcy.” 

All partnering agencies will be utilizing Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator for vaccine registration and scheduling. Individuals wishing to schedule online must first visit to get registered. They will then receive an email allowing them to schedule an appointment.


Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected].                      

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].                

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