News Flash

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. 

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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: 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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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 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

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

news flash - vaccine update

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

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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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

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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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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
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health Department expands interactive map to include flu vaccine

Flu map

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has expanded the Find a Vaccine map on Vaccine417.com to help individuals in our community find a flu vaccine. This addition will make finding flu vaccination opportunities easier and encourage those seeking...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $5,000 prize at Stick-or-Treat event

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Springfield Public Schools to offer $50 gift cards to those who receive the first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $5,000 prize at Stick-or-Treat event

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is partnering with Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Springfield Public Schools to offer $50 gift cards to those who receive the first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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COVID-19
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Health Department provides update on COVID-19 boosters

news-update

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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COVID-19
Posted on: October 22, 2021

More than 11,000 pregnant women and children served by WIC last year; contract renewed for FY22

Springfield-Greene County Health - WIC program

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has renewed the contract for the continuation of Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services for fiscal year 2022. 

Thr...

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

All COVID-19 boosters now available; Health Dept launches tool to help understand current guidance

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With the recent approval of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool that will help determine if an individual is eligible for a booster shot and if the booster dose is...

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

All COVID-19 boosters now available; Health Dept launches tool to help understand current guidance

news-update

With the recent approval of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster doses, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created an online tool that will help determine if an individual is eligible for a booster shot and if the booster dose is...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC/DHSS approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for 5-11 age group; Health Department begins scheduling

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it is now taking appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 following state approval today. The state approval follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

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

CDC/DHSS approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for 5-11 age group; Health Department begins scheduling

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce it is now taking appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5-11 following state approval today. The state approval follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Greene County remains an area of substantial transmission of COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community that Greene County is still considered an area of Substantial Transmission by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The 7-day average case rate is currently 38 daily ca...

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

Greene County remains an area of substantial transmission of COVID-19

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is reminding the community that Greene County is still considered an area of Substantial Transmission by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The 7-day average case rate is currently 38 daily ca...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $15,000 in prizes at Winter Vaccine Events

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This holiday season, Springfield Public Schools and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks join the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 to offer prizes for people who receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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

Health Department offering $50 gift cards and $15,000 in prizes at Winter Vaccine Events

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This holiday season, Springfield Public Schools and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks join the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 to offer prizes for people who receive their first or second dose of the COVID-19...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Statement on Greene County's COVID-19 vaccination rate

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Beginning tomorrow, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will report the vaccination rate for Greene County and Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area residents who are 5 years and older. Because there are now a larger n...

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

Statement on Greene County's COVID-19 vaccination rate

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Beginning tomorrow, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will report the vaccination rate for Greene County and Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area residents who are 5 years and older. Because there are now a larger n...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Get tested for COVID-19 before holiday gatherings at Health Dept Celebrate Safely Testing Events

Celebrate Safely - Thanksgiving

Along with vaccination, getting tested for COVID-19 can reduce the risk of transmission during holiday gatherings and travel. 

To ensure access to testing before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host t...

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Get tested for COVID-19 before holiday gatherings at Health Dept Celebrate Safely Testing Events

Celebrate Safely - Thanksgiving

Along with vaccination, getting tested for COVID-19 can reduce the risk of transmission during holiday gatherings and travel. 

To ensure access to testing before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host t...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 boosters approved and available for all adults

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Following state approval on Friday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is ready to begin taking appointments for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all individuals 18 and up. The state approval follows the US Food and D...

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

Health Department will offer $50 gift cards for people getting fully vaccinated

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Starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer $50 gift cards to people seeking a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield Rd).  

Individua...

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

Health Department will offer $50 gift cards for people getting fully vaccinated

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Starting Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will offer $50 gift cards to people seeking a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Health Department Vaccination Clinic (1425 E. Battlefield Rd).  

Individua...

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COVID-19
Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 boosters approved and available for all adults

news flash - vaccine update

Following state approval on Friday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is ready to begin taking appointments for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all individuals 18 and up. The state approval follows the US Food and D...

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COVID-19