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Several opportunities are available in the coming week for students 12 and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of a new school year. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold several vaccination clinics at local schools and back-to-school events the week of August 16-22.
Following recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local healthcare partners strongly recommend children 12 years and older get vaccinated. The vaccine will help protect students from getting COVID-19 once they become fully vaccinated and help keep them from getting seriously sick even if they do contract the virus. Parents can help protect their entire family by getting vaccinated and encouraging everyone 12 and older in their household to get vaccinated.
Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for individuals 12 and older while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for everyone 18 and older.
As of today, 19% of individuals ages 12-20 have been fully vaccinated and nearly 44% of all eligible Greene County residents have been fully vaccinated.
Below is a list of opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of August 16-22:
Monday, August 16
Tuesday, August 17
Wednesday, August 18
Thursday, August 19
Friday, August 20
Saturday, August 21
These opportunities are in addition to the recurring vaccination clinics at Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s Tampa Clinic at 440 E. Tampa. Jordan Valley is offering walk-in vaccinations for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment or walk-in through CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield.
A list of these events and additional opportunities can be found at vaccine417.com or by calling (417) 874-1211.
Although pre-registration is not required, individuals may make an appointment for a vaccine clinic at vaccine417.com.
Organizations interested in hosting a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic should contact the Health Department’s Outreach Team at [email protected] or call (417) 874-1211 for more information.
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].
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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