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Posted on: April 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mega Vaccine Event to take place this Thursday and Friday; walk-ins welcome

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners are excited to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals during the Mega Vaccine Event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9.

The vaccine provided will be the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

How to register for the event 

The event and vaccine are free and open to Missouri residents ages 18 and up. 

Walk-ins will be welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register in advance, visit Walk-ins are encouraged to call the Health Department's COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211 to inform us of your arrival so we can get you through quicker.

Individuals who fall into Phases 1 and 2 can schedule an appointment or walk-in for either day. All other individuals will be eligible on April 9 when the state opens eligibility to all Missourians.

For help with registering or scheduling an appointment, people can call the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

What to bring with you 

Individuals do not need to arrive early if they have a scheduled appointment. 

Those receiving vaccine should bring: 

  • A photo ID
  • Their registration number that was emailed to them or provided when they scheduled their appointment 

Directions, entrance, parking, transportation

The Mega Vaccine Event will take place at MSU's Hammons Student Center located at 901 S. National Ave. Parking is free and handicapped parking is available.


  • From National Ave.: Enter MSU campus on Bear Blvd. by the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center (also called E. Monroe St.)
  • Hammons Student Center is on the right side (about half a mile from National Ave.)
  • Turn left on Holland St. to access parking options

Free Parking (click here for a map)

  • MSU Lot 25
  • MSU Lot 20
  • Bear Park South

Check-in Entrance:

  • Hammons Student Center (corner of Holland St. and Bear Blvd.)
  • East side of building (between Hammons Student Center and JQH Arena)

Free Public Transportation:

To support the community vaccination effort, City Utilities is providing free rides on Thursday and Friday. To get to Hammons Student Center for the COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Event, use:

Line 5 – Glenstone/National – Blue 


Line 12 – National/Glenstone – Maroon

The Health Department encourages all individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect yourselves and your loved ones, even if you have already had COVID-19. This is especially important as variants of the virus continue to surge in some states. The sooner that individuals in our community get vaccinated and continue to follow guidance, the sooner we will be able to lift restrictions and return to a sense of normalcy. Don’t Wait! Vaccinate!

For more information, visit: 

Many organizations are responsible for making this event possible, including: 

  • City Utilities 
  • Drury University 
  • Evangel University
  • Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management 
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services 
  • Missouri Disaster Medial Assistance Team
  • Missouri National Guard
  • Missouri State University 
  • Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. 
  • Springfield Public Schools 
  • and others 


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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