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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Health Department urges community to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is cautioning the community not to grow complacent as the rate of new COVID-19 cases increases slightly following several weeks of declines in Greene County. Today, the 7-day average of new cases increased by 16over last week to 63 cases per day. Meanwhile, the rate of new vaccines given continues to slow. To date, 51.5% of Greene County residents remain unvaccinatedThe COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, free, and the best tool available to prevent future surges caused by Delta or other COVID-19 variants.  Below is a list of additional opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of September 20-26: 

 

Monday, September 20 

  • English Village (SGCHD) -- 2620 E Chestnut Expy from 3 pm – 5 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 

Tuesday, September 21 

  • Pebblecreek Apartments (SGCHD-- 2835 S Fort from 9  – 11 am. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 

  • Gibson Chapel (SGCHD) -- 536 E Tampa from 11 am – 1 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 

Wednesday, September 22 
  • Westside Health Department (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic from 10 am – 2 pm.  Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+) 

  • Polo Club (SGCHD) -- 4347 S Weller from 3 – 5pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) 

Thursday, September 23 

  • Una esperanza viva Church (SGCHD) – 931 N National Ave from 5 – 7 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)  

  • Heritage Tower (JVCHC) -- 3556 S Culpepper Cir from 10 – 11:30 am. Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 

Friday, September 24 

  • Westside Health Department (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic from am – 12 pm.  Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+) 

  • Stillwell Columns Apartment (JVCHC) -- 525 S Campbell Ave from 10 – 11:30 am. Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+) 

Saturday, September 25 

  • Titanic Museum (JVCHC) -- 3235 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson from 10 am – 2 pm. 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 am – 3 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday from 8 am – 6 pm COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment or walk-in through CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield. 

A map and calendar of vaccination events is available at vaccine417.com. If you are not able to attend a public vaccination event or are wanting to be vaccinated in a more private setting, please call our COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211 for more information. 

Although pre-registration is not required, 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.

Along with providing first and second doses of vaccine, the Health Department is also offering third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals. Qualified individuals may obtain a third dose at any clinic listed at vaccine417.com or by calling the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.CoxHealthMercy Springfield and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are also offering third doses for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. 

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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]. 

                                     

Springfield-Greene County Health Department                    

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