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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Health Department to offer free flu shots to underinsured and uninsured adults

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Springfield-Greene County Health is offering influenza immunizations at no charge to adults 19 years and older in Greene County who are underinsured or uninsured. In order to make it accessible across the county, the Health Department is making the flu vaccine available at select COVID-19 vaccination outreach clinics with no appointment required. 

Tuesday, October 11 

  • Fair Grove Library – 81 S. Orchard Blvd., Fair Grove, from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.  

Thursday, October 13 

  • Midtown Library – 397 E. Central, Springfield from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Library Station – 2535 N. Kansas Expy., Springfield from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.  

Experts use the flu season in Australia to predict the prevalence of the virus in the U.S. Australia is seeing its worst flu season in five years and flu cases have surpassed pre-COVID-19 numbers. Therefore, the U.S. could see a particularly severe flu season this year. Flu season typically peaks between December and February, so it is recommended adults needing one dose be vaccinated by end of October, if possible. However, a vaccine anytime during the season provides some protection. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine, with rare exceptions such as allergies to any ingredient in a flu vaccine. Getting your flu shot can reduce the severity of flu symptoms and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Vulnerable groups of people like those who are pregnant should speak with their doctor to decide the best timeline for their flu vaccine.

Parents looking to get their children vaccinated, those with insurance to cover the vaccine and individuals who need a high dose vaccination due to their age or risk level can find flu vaccination opportunities on the Find a Vaccine map at vaccine417.com.  

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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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