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Posted on: April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event fully vaccinates over 6,000; Event sets single day record

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A total of 6,131 individuals were vaccinated Thursday and Friday at the COVID-19 Mega Vaccine Event. On Friday, 4,385 doses were administered, breaking the single day record of 3,999 set in St. Charles County and making it the largest one-dose vaccination event in the state of Missouri to date.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Missouri State University are grateful for the support of the many partners that made this event a success. This includes:

  • City of Springfield
  • City Utilities  
  • Drury University  
  • Evangel University 
  • Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management  
  • Ozarks Technical Community College 
  • Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services  
  • Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team 
  • Missouri National Guard  
  • Springfield Public Schools  
  • and others 

Vaccinating this many people brings Springfield, Greene County closer to its goal of fully vaccinating 25% of our population by April 16 – the day the City will enter the yellow phase of our Road to Recovery. In addition to the 6,131 doses administered during the mega event, area healthcare partners have provided an additional 7,500 doses in the last two days - bringing our two-day regional total to more than 13,631 doses administered.   

The remaining supply of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine from the mega event will be used in the Health Department’s outreach efforts to vaccinate hard to reach populations in our community and distributed to local healthcare partners for use in local vaccination clinics. 

The Health Department and MSU want to thank everyone who did their part to protect themselves and their community by getting vaccinated. Those who were unable to attend can visit health.springfieldmo.gov/vaccine or call 417-874-1211 to get connected with the next available opportunity. 

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Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at [email protected]       

Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by phone at 417-380-2556 or email [email protected] 

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