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The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community, particularly among younger individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Between June 18-24, more than 750 new cases were reported among Greene County residents and the average age of new infections was 38.5.
As of Friday, June 25, the seven-day rolling average for new cases was 108 – a 26% increase over the past week. Since January, 93% of positive cases interviewed were not fully vaccinated. As of Friday, 168 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals.
Local doctors and the healthcare community urge everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible -- including those who have previously tested positive for COVID-19.
“The Delta variant is causing younger people with no underlying health conditions to be hospitalized,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nancy Yoon. “Our community should be very concerned about this trend, especially those who are not vaccinated. This variant has caused many individuals to experience significant illness and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race or state of health. The best way to defend ourselves against the Delta variant is by getting vaccinated.”
Below is a list of opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of June 28-July 4:
Monday, June 28
Tuesday, June 29
Wednesday, June 30
Thursday, July 1
Friday, July 2
These opportunities are in addition to the recurring vaccination clinics at Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s Benton Clinic at 618 N. Benton. Jordan Valley is offering walk-in vaccinations for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment or walk-in through CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield.
A list and map of additional opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or by calling (417) 874-1211.
Individuals may save time by registering for clinics in advance at covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator. Individuals who pre-register should bring their ID and Vaccine Navigator patient identification number with them to the event. Individuals 12-17 must have parent/guardian consent.
Businesses and organizations interested in hosting a one-time or recurring COVID-19 vaccination clinic should contact the Health Department’s Outreach Team at [email protected] or call 417-874-1211 for more information.
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].
Media may contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at [email protected].
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