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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Health Department hosting more vaccine clinics with higher education partners

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will provide vaccine opportunities at Drury University and Ozarks Technical Community College in the coming week.

Clinics will be held at the main campuses of Drury University on September 13 from 11 am – 1 pm and OTC on September 17 from 10 am – 1 pm. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. These clinics are open to anyone 12 years of age and older. 

To date, the Health Department has administered 161 vaccines at clinics hosted at area colleges and universities. As of Friday, 48% of Greene County residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated while 53.4% are partially vaccinated. Among all eligible age groups, individuals 18 to 22 have the lowest vaccination rate of 22%.

“Our community’s higher education institutions play a pivotal role in helping increase vaccination rates among the student population,” said Director of Health Katie Towns. “Along with protecting their health, individuals who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine and miss out on important moments if they are exposed to the virus as long as they don’t develop symptoms."

Below is a list of additional opportunities for individuals to receive vaccine for the week of September 13-19:

Monday, September 13

  • Drury University (SGCHD) -- 900 N Benton Ave in Findlay Student Center Room 204 from 11 am – 1 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)
  • Willow Creek (SGCHD) -- 1645 W Walnut Lawn from 3 – 5 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)

Tuesday, September 14

  • YM Corp (JVCHC) -- 735 S Lafontaine from 9  – 11 am. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)
  • Briarwood Village (SGCHD) -- 2020 E Bennett from 3 – 5 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)
  • Battlefield City Hall (JVCHC) -- 5434 S Tower Drive from 4 – 6 pm. Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

Wednesday, September 15

  • YM Corp (JVCHC) -- 735 S Lafontaine from 9 – 11 am. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)
  • Westside Health Department (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic from 10 am – 2 pm.  Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+)

Thursday, September 16

  • Chesterfield Village Apts. (SGCHD) -- 2310 W Chesterfield Blvd from 11 am – 1 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)
  • Tie & Timber Beer Co. (SGCHD) – 1451 E Cherry St from 5 – 7 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)

Friday, September 17

  • Westside Health Department (SGCHD) – 660 S. Scenic from 8 am – 12 pm.  Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) or Moderna (ages 18+)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (SGCHD) -- 1001 E Chestnut Expy from 10 am – 1 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)
  • Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Oracion (SGCHD) -- 3935 W Sunshine St from 4 – 6 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+)

Saturday, September 18

  • C-Street Farmer’s Market (JVCHC) -- 321 E Commercial St from 10 am – 2 pm. Vaccine offered: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+) or Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+)

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 am – 3 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday from 8 am – 6 pm COVID-19 vaccines are also available by appointment or walk-in through CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield.

A map and calendar of vaccination events is available at vaccine417.com. If you are not able to attend a public vaccination event or are wanting to be vaccinated in a more private setting, please call our COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211 for more information. 

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.

Along with providing first and second doses of vaccine, the Health Department is also offering third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to certain immunocompromised individuals. Qualified individuals may obtain a third dose at any clinic listed at vaccine417.com or by calling the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are also offering third doses for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals.

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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].                                       

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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