May 22, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

1,669 Hepatitis A vaccinations administered on clinic's first day

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 1,669 no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations today on the first day of a two-day clinic.

Tomorrow the clinic will again be open from 7 a.m. to noon at Remington's at 1655 W. Republic Road for individuals potentially exposed to Hepatitis A at the local Red Robin restaurant. Vaccines are being offered for individuals who ate at the restaurant between May 8 and 16.

For people who can't make it Friday, Mercy will offer vaccinations at the Smith Glynn Callaway Clinic at 3231 S. National on May 24-26 from noon to 4 p.m.

CoxHealth will also offer vaccinations at urgent care at the Turner Center at 1000 E. Primrose from noon to 4 p.m. May 24-26.

The department also has a set up a hotline for people will questions: (417) 829-6200. It will be open again tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are also updating our website at health.springfieldmo.gov.

In addition to the 1,669 vaccines given at our clinic, we also distributed 640 doses of the vaccine to local public health partners.

Tomorrow, department leaders will evaluate our next steps as to whether more vaccine should be ordered. We plan on distributing vaccine to Mercy and CoxHealth as well.

For more information contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Health Information Administrator, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, O: (417) 874-1205 | C: (417) 840-9768

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