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Local hospitals continue to see a surge in patients and ICU admissions due to severe illness caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant.
As of Thursday, 192 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals. Compared to last month on June 9, 92 individuals were being treated. 70 individuals are currently in the ICU. The seven-day rolling average for new cases is 154 -- a 21% increase over the past week.
Young and healthy individuals are particularly being impacted by the Delta variant. Cases in individuals ages 0-4 increased 203% from June 21-July 4 compared to the previous two weeks. Everyone 12 and older is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible to not only protect themselves, but children who are not yet eligible for vaccine.
The vaccines are safe, effective and help prevent severe illness and hospitalizations. It is strongly recommended that individuals who have previously had a COVID-19 infection get vaccinated to help build protection against the Delta variant.
Below is a list of opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of July 12-18:
Monday, July 12
Tuesday, July 13
Wednesday, July 14
Thursday, July 15
Friday, July 16
Saturday, July 17
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 of these events and 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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