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Posted on: July 29, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 3 - 5

COVID-19 News

The month of July is ending with COVID-19 cases in Greene County at a 7-day rolling average of 64 as of July 28. After moving to Medium Community Level Impact on July 21 Greene County rose back to High Impact a week later, indicating that severe illness from COVID-19 continues to be present in the community. 

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 reduces the chance of being hospitalized with severe illness due to COVID-19 complications. In an effort to continue giving opportunities to the community to get vaccinated and be protected against COVID-19, Springfield-Greene County Health will host pop-up vaccination clinics for the week of August 3 – 5. 

Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose or first booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Health Department clinic will receive a $50 gift card while supplies last. Second booster doses are available for immunocompromised individuals 12 and up or anyone age 50 and over at least four months after a first booster dose. Gift card incentives are not available for a second booster dose.  

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are approved for ages 6 months and up. Springfield-Greene County Health is currently only offering vaccinations for ages 5 and up. The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine is awaiting state approval as of July 21 and may not be offered at these clinics. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday-Friday at Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) from 1-4:30 p.m. To schedule, visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.    

 

For more information about high community impact level and recommendations on how to stay safe against COVID-19, visit health.springfieldmo.gov/Coronavirus.

Wednesday, August 3

  • Midtown Carnegie Library – 397 E. Central, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.  
  • Springfield Seventh-day Adventist Church – 702 S. Belview Ave., from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.   

Thursday, August 4

  • Library Station – 2535 N. Kansas Expy., from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered

Friday, August 5

  • City Utilities Transit Center– 211 N. Main, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.  

 

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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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