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Posted on: August 12, 2022

This week’s COVID-19 public vaccination opportunities: August 15 – 20

COVID-19 News

Hospitalization rates remain high in Greene County hospitals with 48 people admitted as of Aug. 11. This signals that severe illness from COVID-19 resulting in hospitalization is significant in our community despite Greene County moving to a low impact community level.  

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 15 – 20.  

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 event on August 18 is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211. 

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. 

Monday, August 15   

  • Library Center – 4653 S. Campbell Ave., from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.   
  • Pipkin Middle School – 1215 N. Boonville Ave., from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered. This event is for children 5-18 only.

Tuesday, August 16

  • Park Central Library – 128 Park Central Sq., from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.   

Wednesday, August 17 

  • Midtown Carnegie Library – 397 E. Central, from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.  
  • Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation– 215 S. Barnes Ave., from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.   

Friday, August 19

  • City Utilities Transit Center–211 N. Main, from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered. 
  • Hillcrest High School – 3319 N. Grant Ave., from 1:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered. This event is for children 5-18 only.

 

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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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