May 23, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

Health Department administers 2,011 vaccines in two-day clinic

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 2,011 vaccines during a two-day clinic to protect the public against a possible Hepatitis A exposure.

On Tuesday (May 20), health department officials learned of an individual who had tested positive for Hepatitis A. After learning that individual was a food service worker at the local Red Robin restaurant, department leadership decided to alert the public out of an abundance of caution.

The department organized no-cost vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday, where 2,011 vaccines were given.

No-cost clinics will continue over the Memorial Day weekend through CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield.

Mercy's vaccines will be available from noon to 4 p.m. May 24-26 at the Smith Glynn Callaway building's urgent care at 3231 S. National Ave.

Cox's vaccines will also be available from noon to 4 p.m. May 24-26 at the Turner Center's urgent care at 1000 E. Primrose.

Starting Tuesday, individuals who still need vaccine can visit the Health Department’s Westside Public Health Center at 660 S. Scenic Ave. from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Our hotline will go offline Friday night at 5 p.m.

The Health Department would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all our partners who made this response such a successful effort:

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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