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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 19-25

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COVID-19 spread continues to spike to levels our community hasn’t seen since the height of infections in December and January. Over the past week, 1,505 Greene County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average for new cases is 215 -- a 26% increase over the past week and the highest average since January 11. 

Hospitalizations also continue to increase at an alarming rate, especially among young and healthy individuals who are not vaccinated. Currently, 228 individuals are being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals and 96 are in critical care. 

As COVID-19 cases increase, it is vital that individuals seek testing if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. Free testing is available through the Health Department and can be scheduled by calling our COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211. Additional information on testing services throughout our community can be found at health.springfieldmo.gov/testing 

While some individuals who are fully vaccinated have still tested positive for COVID-19, their illness is typically mild and rarely requires hospitalization. Unvaccinated individuals are urged to wear a mask and take other precautions while in public. 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 19-25:

Tuesday, July 20

  • Connecting Grounds (SGCHD) – 3000 W. Chestnut Expwy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vaccine offered: Johnson & Johnson (18+)
  • Fulbright Springs (SGCHD) – 3693 N. Amelia Ave. from 6-7 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Wednesday, July 21

  • Westside Health Department (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)
  • Springfield Fire Station #1 (SGCHD) – 720 E. Grand from 1-3 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Thursday, July 22

  • Central Assembly of God (SGCHD) – 1301 N. Boonville from 4-6 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Friday, July 23

  • The GLO Center (SGCHD) – 518 E. Commercial from 3-5 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Saturday, July 24

  • Fire Station #5 (SGCHD) – 2750 W. Kearney from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)
  • Tie & Timber Beer Co. (SGCHD) – 1451 E. Cherry St. from 3-5 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

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. 

Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator system used to register and pre-schedule individuals for appointments has been phased out due to the significant increase in vaccine access. Individuals may walk-in to any clinic listed to receive vaccine. Neither an appointment nor pre-registration are required. 

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.

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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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