As September begins, Greene County has moved to a low community impact level with a 7-day rolling average of 44 cases. However, hospitalizations in Greene County remain high with 55 individuals admitted in Greene County as of Sept. 1. Although this number is slightly lower than what was seen at the beginning of August with 70 hospitalized, the number of individuals in critical care remains fairly stagnant. On Aug. 29, 8 people were in critical care from COVID-19 complications compared to 10 on Aug. 1.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 reduces the chance of being hospitalized with severe illness due to COVID-19 complications. To continue providing opportunities for the community to get vaccinated and be protected against COVID-19, Springfield-Greene County Health will host pop-up vaccination clinics for individuals 5 years of age and older during the week of Sept. 5 – 9. Additionally, the Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic) offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a one-hour break between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
At this time, Springfield-Greene County Health cannot offer booster doses to individuals 12 years and older, as we await final approvals for two new booster dose types that are more effective against existing variants of COVID-19. Children 5 to 11 are still eligible for the existing booster doses. While there is no firm timeline, we expect to begin offering boosters for individuals 12 and up by mid-September.
Individuals who receive a primary (first or second) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and children 5-11 who receive their first booster shot at a Health Department clinic will receive a $50 gift card while supplies last.
The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine is now available at Westside Public Health Center. Individuals should visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 call center for all vaccine questions and availability.
For more information about high community impact level and recommendations on how to stay safe against COVID-19, visit health.springfieldmo.gov/Coronavirus.
Tuesday, September 6
- Strafford Senior Center – 201 W. Bumgarner, Strafford, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.
Thursday, September 8
- Library Station – 2535 N. Kansas Expy., from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.
Friday, September 9
- Fair Grove Library – 81 S. Orchard Blvd., Fair Grove, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.
- Park Central Library – 128 Park Central Sq., from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Moderna (6+), Pfizer (5+) offered.
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