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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Multiple opportunities to get vaccinated, including back-to-school events for college students

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Due to the increasing occurrence of severe illness in young people, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold several vaccination clinics around the community and at Ozarks Technical College and Evangel University next week. 

As of today, close to 24% of individuals ages 12-30 have been fully vaccinated, while more than 45% of all eligible Greene County residents have been fully vaccinated. Cases among those 12-30 represent more than a third of total cases so far in August. It is important the unvaccinated students get vaccinated before participating in activities that include indoor close contact to prevent a surge following the start of the new school year.  

The vaccine will help protect students from getting COVID-19 once they become fully vaccinated and help keep them from getting seriously sick even if they do contract the virus. 

Below is a list of opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of August 23-29: 

Monday, August 23

  • Drury Back to School (SGCHD) – 935 N Summit Ave, Springfield from 3-5 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)  

Tuesday, August 24

  • Council of Churches (JVCHC) – 627 N Glenstone Ave from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 
  • OTC Back to School (SGCHD)  1001 E Chestnut Expy, Springfield from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 
  • White River Conference Center (SGCHD) – 600 W Sunshine, Springfield from 3-5 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 
  • Battlefield City Hall (JVCHC) --  5434 S Tower Dr, Battlefield from 4-6 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Wednesday, August 25 

  • Westside Health Department, appointment only (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic, Springfield from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+), third doses available for the immunocompromised 
  • OTC Back to School (SGCHD)  1001 E Chestnut Expy, Springfield from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 
  • Fire Station 1 (SGCHD) – 720 E Grand St, Springfield from 3-5 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+)  

Thursday, August 26

  • Evangel University (SGCHD) – 1111 N Glenstone, Springfield from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12)
  • Council of Churches (JVCHC) – 627 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield from 10:00AM-12:00 p.m. Vaccine Offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)
  • El Faro (SGCHD) – 644 S Eastgate Ave, Springfield from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 

Friday, August 27

  • Rare Breed (SGCHD) – 301 N Main, Springfield from 2-3 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), This event is for individuals ages 12-24 years old only
  • Third Dose Clinic at Westside Health Department, appointment only (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic, Springfield from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+), this clinic is for third doses for the immunocompromised only 

Saturday, August 28

  • C-Street Farmer’s Marker (JVCHC) – 321 E Commercial St, Springfield from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 

Sunday, August 29

  • Turning Point Church (JVCHC) – 1722 N National Ave from 2-3:30 p.m. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 

These opportunities are in addition to the recurring vaccination clinics at Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s Tampa Clinic at 440 E. Tampa. 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.  

Although pre-registration is not required for most clinics, individuals may make an appointment for a vaccine clinic at vaccine417.com.   

Organizations interested in hosting a public 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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