News Flash

Posted on: September 24, 2021

Health Department offers multiple opportunities for first and second dose of vaccine

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Earlier this week the Springfield-Greene County Health Department announced that nearly 11,000 individuals are overdue for their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. While 54.9% of individuals have initiated vaccine only 49.8% are fully vaccinate...

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COVID-19 Stories
Posted on: September 22, 2021

11,000 Greene County individuals overdue for their 2nd shot encouraged to complete their vaccine

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As the community nears 50% of all eligible people being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging those who have initiated, but not completed their vaccination to get their second shot today. Current...

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COVID-19 Stories
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Health Department urges community to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is cautioning the community not to grow complacent as the rate of new COVID-19 cases increases slightly following several weeks of declines in Greene County. Toda...

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COVID-19 Stories
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Health Department partners with Park Board to hold vaccination clinics

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Departmenis partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at parks and recreation facilities. The Health Department and Park Board worked together to identify loca...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Health Department partners with Park Board to hold vaccination clinics

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Departmenis partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at parks and recreation facilities. The Health Department and Park Board worked together to identify loca...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 24-30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to protect themselves against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. New opportunities to get vaccinated are available this week through our community partners. 

While w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 24-30

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone in our community to protect themselves against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. New opportunities to get vaccinated are available this week through our community partners. 

While w...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Health Department encourages young people to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging young people to make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine a priority. Currently, more than 36% of Greene County residents are fully vaccinated, but that rate is o...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Health Department encourages young people to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging young people to make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine a priority. Currently, more than 36% of Greene County residents are fully vaccinated, but that rate is o...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 31-June 6

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Below is a list of opportunities for the week of May 31-June 5.

Tuesday, June 1

  • Battlefield City Hall (JVCHC) – 523...
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of May 31-June 6

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Below is a list of opportunities for the week of May 31-June 5.

Tuesday, June 1

  • Battlefield City Hall (JVCHC) – 5234 S. Tower...
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COVID-19
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 7-13

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers among unvaccinated individuals, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 4, the seven-day rolling av...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 14-20

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and community partners urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The recent increase in disease spread has demonstrated the need for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as s...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

SGCHD launches new interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

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To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched an interactive map of vaccination locations. 

The map allows individuals to input their home or work address to lo...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 21-27

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Many opportunities are available this week to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Due to increased disease spread in our community, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 18, the seven-day r...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 7-13

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Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers among unvaccinated individuals, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department encourages everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 4, the seven-day rolling av...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 14-20

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and community partners urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The recent increase in disease spread has demonstrated the need for unvaccinated individuals to get vaccinated as s...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 16, 2021

SGCHD launches new interactive map of COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

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To help individuals in our community find a COVID-19 vaccine near them, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched an interactive map of vaccination locations. 

The map allows individuals to input their home or work address to lo...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 21-27

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Many opportunities are available this week to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Due to increased disease spread in our community, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

As of Friday, June 18, the seven-day r...

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SGCHD's Westside Clinic to offer weekly vaccination opportunities

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As part of our ongoing commitment to make vaccine accessible to every part of our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Westside Clinic at 660 S. Scenic will offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities every Wednesday from 10...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SGCHD's Westside Clinic to offer weekly vaccination opportunities

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As part of our ongoing commitment to make vaccine accessible to every part of our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Westside Clinic at 660 S. Scenic will offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p....

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COVID-19
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 28-July 4

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The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community, particularly among younger individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Between June 18-24, more than 750 new cases were reported among Greene County residents and the average...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of June 28-July 4

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The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in our community, particularly among younger individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Between June 18-24, more than 750 new cases were reported among Greene County residents and the average...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 5-11

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As the highly contagious and aggressive COVID-19 Delta variant continues to rapidly spread in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged that more individuals are seeking vaccine.

In the last week, more than 3,500 Greene C...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 5-11

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As the highly contagious and aggressive COVID-19 Delta variant continues to rapidly spread in our community, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged that more individuals are seeking vaccine.

In the last week, more than 3,500 Greene C...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 12-18

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Local hospitals continue to see a surge in patients and ICU admissions due to severe illness caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant. 

As of Thursday, 192 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals. Compared to last month on...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 12-18

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Local hospitals continue to see a surge in patients and ICU admissions due to severe illness caused by the COVID-19 Delta variant. 

As of Thursday, 192 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 at Springfield hospitals. Compared to last month on...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Health Department and Emergency Management request funding for COVID-19 Alternative Care Site

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management submitted a request to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency for a COVID-19 Alternat...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Health Department and Emergency Management request funding for COVID-19 Alternative Care Site

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management submitted a request to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Emergency Management Agency for a COVID-19 Alternat...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Greene County's fully vaccinated rate reaches 40%; Health Dept. urges public to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing 40% of Greene County residents 12 and older have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the last seven days, 4,371 vaccines were administered at clinics hosted by the Health Department ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Health Department offers multiple locations to collect WIC benefits

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing multiple satellite locations where Women, Infants & Children (WIC) recipients can access benefits in-person. In response to COVID-19, WIC moved from in-person appointments to phone appointm...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Greene County's fully vaccinated rate reaches 40%; Health Dept. urges public to get vaccinated

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is announcing 40% of Greene County residents 12 and older have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In the last seven days, 4,371 vaccines were administered at clinics hosted by the Health Department ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 19-25

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COVID-19 spread continues to spike to levels our community hasn’t seen since the height of infections in December and January. Over the past week, 1,505 Greene County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average for...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 19-25

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COVID-19 spread continues to spike to levels our community hasn’t seen since the height of infections in December and January. Over the past week, 1,505 Greene County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average for new cases...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 26-August 1

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On Wednesday, July 21, Springfield hospitals reported an all-time high of 265 hospitalizations from COVID-19. As of Thursday, 263 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 and 103 were in critical care.

On Thursday, 248 new cases of COVID-19 were reporte...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of July 26-August 1

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On Wednesday, July 21, Springfield hospitals reported an all-time high of 265 hospitalizations from COVID-19. As of Thursday, 263 individuals were being treated for COVID-19 and 103 were in critical care.

On Thursday, 248 new cases of COVID-19 were reporte...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing opportunities. Beginning Monday, July 26, Health Department staff will begin testing at Fire Station #8 at 1405 S Scenic Ave. Fre...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with the Springfield Fire Department to expand COVID-19 testing opportunities. Beginning Monday, July 26, Health Department staff will begin testing at Fire Station #8 at 1405 S Scenic Ave. Fre...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Dept urges all individuals to get vaccinated as the average age of COVID-19 deaths falls

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The average age of Greene County residents who have died from COVID-19 so far in July has fallen 25 years from its peak in March of 2020. So far in July, our community has lost 32 Greene County residents to COVID-19, and many did not have preexisting cond...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Department begins triaging COVID-19 case investigations

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Due to the overwhelming number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Greene County daily, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has begun prioritizing case investigation efforts.   

During a media availability this afternoon, Direct...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Dept urges all individuals to get vaccinated as the average age of COVID-19 deaths falls

COVID-19 News

The average age of Greene County residents who have died from COVID-19 so far in July has fallen 25 years from its peak in March of 2020. So far in July, our community has lost 32 Greene County residents to COVID-19, and many did not have preexisting cond...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Health Department begins triaging COVID-19 case investigations

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Due to the overwhelming number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Greene County daily, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has begun prioritizing case investigation efforts.   

During a media availability this afternoon, Direct...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

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A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns 

Our hospital systems have endured a very difficult few weeks following the July 14 request by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for an alternate care site. While...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of August 2-8

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In the last seven days, 5,715 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered among Greene County residents 12 and older. This is a small decrease of 8% from the previous week.

Currently, nearly 42% of residents 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. Althoug...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Health Department clarifies alternate care site request

COVID-19 News

A Statement from Springfield-Greene County Health Director Katie Towns 

Our hospital systems have endured a very difficult few weeks following the July 14 request by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for an alternate care site. While...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Public vaccination opportunities: Week of August 2-8

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In the last seven days, 5,715 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered among Greene County residents 12 and older. This is a small decrease of 8% from the previous week.

Currently, nearly 42% of residents 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. Althoug...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 deaths

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Twenty-seven COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between July 28-August 3. Of these, 26 occurred in the month of July. Those lost include a man in his 30s and three women in their 40s, including a 43-year-old w...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19 cases peak among children 0-11 years old; vaccination urged for all eligible individuals

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported a 113% increase in new COVID-19 infections among children ages 0-11 from June to July. 

506 children ages 0-11 tested positive for COVID-19 in July, up from 217 in June and the previous peak...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 deaths

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Twenty-seven COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between July 28-August 3. Of these, 26 occurred in the month of July. Those lost include a man in his 30s and three women in their 40s, including a 43-year-old w...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19 cases peak among children 0-11 years old; vaccination urged for all eligible individuals

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported a 113% increase in new COVID-19 infections among children ages 0-11 from June to July. 

506 children ages 0-11 tested positive for COVID-19 in July, up from 217 in June and the previous peak...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 6, 2021

50% of Greene County residents receive at least one COVID-19 shot; public opportunities next week

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports more than half of eligible individuals have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, 50.28% of Greene County residents 12 and older are partially vaccinated while nearly 43% ar...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

50% of Greene County residents receive at least one COVID-19 shot; public opportunities next week

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reports more than half of eligible individuals have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, 50.28% of Greene County residents 12 and older are partially vaccinated while nearly 43% ar...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths; average age continues to fall

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Twenty-four COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between Aug. 4-10. Of these, nine occurred in July, bringing the total number of deaths in that month to 67, and 15 occurred in the first nine days of August.

The ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department reports 24 new COVID-19 deaths; average age continues to fall

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Twenty-four COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department between Aug. 4-10. Of these, nine occurred in July, bringing the total number of deaths in that month to 67, and 15 occurred in the first nine days of August.

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department, CPO and CFO launch Greene for Vaccine incentive program to encourage vaccination

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Community Foundation of the Ozarks to launch Greene for Vaccine, an incentive program to offer a chance to win $1,000 to those who get vaccinated.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Health Department, CPO and CFO launch Greene for Vaccine incentive program to encourage vaccination

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Community Foundation of the Ozarks to launch Greene for Vaccine, an incentive program to offer a chance to win $1,000 to those who get vaccinated.

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Opportunities available next week for students 12+ to get a COVID-19 vaccine

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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 sever...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Opportunities available next week for students 12+ to get a COVID-19 vaccine

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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 sever...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Health Department reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, third doses available for immunocompromised

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department continues to see the devastating impact of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Thirteen COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Health Department between Aug. 11-17. Nine of these deaths occurred in Au...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Health Department reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, third doses available for immunocompromised

COVID-19 News

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department continues to see the devastating impact of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates. Thirteen COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Health Department between Aug. 11-17. Nine of these deaths occurred in Au...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Multiple opportunities to get vaccinated, including back-to-school events for college students

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Due to the increasing occurrence of severe illness in young people, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold sev...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Multiple opportunities to get vaccinated, including back-to-school events for college students

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Due to the increasing occurrence of severe illness in young people, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center will hold sev...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Health Department offers third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised individuals

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering two opportunities this week for vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vacci...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Health Department offers third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised individuals

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering two opportunities this week for vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vacci...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Health partners recognize impact of monoclonal antibody treatment center, vow to continue services

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield are pleased to announce the tremendous success of the monoclonal antibody treatment center for COVID-19 patients in southwest Missouri....

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Health partners recognize impact of monoclonal antibody treatment center, vow to continue services

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield are pleased to announce the tremendous success of the monoclonal antibody treatment center for COVID-19 patients in southwest Missouri....

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 25, 2021

SGCHD urges immunocompromised to get vaccinated following 22 new COVID-19 deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding immunocompromised individuals to get vaccinated, following the deaths of another 22 Greene County residents. The 22 COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Departme...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2021

SGCHD urges immunocompromised to get vaccinated following 22 new COVID-19 deaths

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding immunocompromised individuals to get vaccinated, following the deaths of another 22 Greene County residents. The 22 COVID-19 deaths were reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Departme...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Health Department announces Finish Strong 417: Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign

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As of today, nearly 54%?of all eligible Greene County residents are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In an effort to increase those rates, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield announce the Finish Strong 417: Ne...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Health Department announces Finish Strong 417: Neighbor to Neighbor Campaign

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As of today, nearly 54%?of all eligible Greene County residents are not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In an effort to increase those rates, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and City of Springfield announce the Finish Strong 417: Ne...

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COVID-19
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Vaccine opportunities for August 30-September 5; third doses available for immunocompromised

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This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 to 15 ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Vaccine opportunities for August 30-September 5; third doses available for immunocompromised

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This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 to 15 ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Average age of COVID-19 deaths drops to all-time low in August as vaccine uptake slows

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The average age of Greene County residents who died from COVID-19 decreased to an all-time low of 62 years in August compared to the previous low of 66 years in July, highlighting the impact of the Delta variant on people of all ages. Of the 53 COVID-19 f...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Average age of COVID-19 deaths drops to all-time low in August as vaccine uptake slows

COVID-19 News

The average age of Greene County residents who died from COVID-19 decreased to an all-time low of 62 years in August compared to the previous low of 66 years in July, highlighting the impact of the Delta variant on people of all ages. Of the 52 COVID-19 f...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department, Library District to offer vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is once again partnering with the Springfield Fire Department and Springfield-Greene County Library District for COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming week.

Clinics will be held at Fire Station #5 on Septemb...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Health Department partners with Fire Department, Library District to offer vaccine

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is once again partnering with the Springfield Fire Department and Springfield-Greene County Library District for COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming week.

Clinics will be held at Fire Station #5 on Septemb...

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COVID-19
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 p...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
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 p...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Greene County businesses encouraged to show off vaccination rates

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging business owners spread the word about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. Businesses are invited to proudly promote when their workforce meets a 70% vaccination rate. Businesses who achieve t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Greene County businesses encouraged to show off vaccination rates

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraging business owners spread the word about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines. Businesses are invited to proudly promote when their workforce meets a 70% vaccination rate. Businesses who achieve t...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Health Department and Jordan Valley reach out to Hispanic/Latinx community

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are partnering to provide COVID-19 updates and guidance available in Spanish. 

On Thursday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. both o...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Health Department and Jordan Valley reach out to Hispanic/Latinx community

COVID-19 News

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are partnering to provide COVID-19 updates and guidance available in Spanish. 

On Thursday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. both o...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Springfield-Greene County reaches 50% vaccination rate; media availability scheduled for tomorrow

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More than half of Greene County residents ages 12 and over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an exciting moment for the community as case counts and hospitalizations continue to decrease. 

“I am so grateful to the more than 126,...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Springfield-Greene County reaches 50% vaccination rate; media availability scheduled for tomorrow

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More than half of Greene County residents ages 12 and over are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an exciting moment for the community as case counts and hospitalizations continue to decrease. 

“I am so grateful to the more than 126,000 people...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Health Department to open COVID-19 vaccination site to meet the increase in demand

COVID-19 News

To meet the increase in demand for vaccine prompted by the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shot and the pending approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years old, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening a mass ...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Health Department to open COVID-19 vaccination site to meet the increase in demand

COVID-19 News

To meet the increase in demand for vaccine prompted by the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech booster shot and the pending approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children 5-11 years old, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is opening a mass ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Local health departments and health care organizations ask for community health feedback

Community input survey (1)

A coalition of public health entities, hospital partners and community leaders across the Ozarks region, has come together again to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the residents in our region. 

Every three years, the Oz...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Greene County reports first pediatric death from COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce Greene County’s first pediatric death from COVID-19. This death is a tragedy that no family should have to endure, and an unfortunate reminder that COVID-19 can have terrible conseque...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Greene County reports first pediatric death from COVID-19

news-update

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is saddened to announce Greene County’s first pediatric death from COVID-19. This death is a tragedy that no family should have to endure, and an unfortunate reminder that COVID-19 can have terrible conseque...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health Department provides update on COVID-19 boosters

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On Thursday and Friday, a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) independent panel endorsed the authorization of booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. This is the first of several steps that must be taken before tha...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases