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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Health Department partners with Missouri National Guard to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to announce a new partnership with the Missouri National Guard. Six Adaptive Vaccination Teams (AVTs) have been deployed to Region D to assist in COVID-19 vaccination efforts.  

These teams, including a team assigned to Greene County, will expand the Health Department’s capacity and allow for more opportunities for individuals to receive a vaccine in more locations throughout the community.  

Coordinating with the Health Department’s vaccine outreach and education team, the AVT will hold vaccine clinics in areas of our community with lower vaccination rates or in locations where they can reach unvaccinated individuals. It will also provide additional capacity at our vaccination clinic in partnership with Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Addressing vaccine hesitancy while increasing accessibility by bringing the vaccine to those who need it will allow more people to get vaccinated. 

Groups interested in hosting a one-time or recurring COVID-19 vaccination clinics should contact the Health Department’s Outreach Team at [email protected] or call 417-874-1211 for more information. 

This and other examples of collaboration in our community will strengthen our momentum toward the goal of fully vaccinating 70% of our residents. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is grateful to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri National Guard for making this initiative possible.  

Those needing a COVID-19 vaccine can sign up for next available opportunity at vaccine417.com. For questions or assistance with scheduling an appointment contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 417-874-1211.  

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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 at [email protected]. 

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