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Free Shingles Vaccines To Be Available In October And November At Area Libraries

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There’s been an emphasis on the COVID-19 vaccine in the last few months due to the pandemic. But other vaccines continue to be available, too, including the shot to prevent shingles. And the Springfield-Greene County Library is partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to offer shingles vaccines at four library branches in October and November.

Here's where Greene County residents 60 and older can receive a free shingles vaccine:

  • October 5 from 9 to noon at the Republic Branch Library
  • October 12 from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Strafford Branch Library
  • October 26 from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Willard Branch Library
  • November 9 from 9 to noon at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch.

Only 35 shots will be available at each location, and you must pre-register by calling 417-324-1962.

Singles is a disease that can cause a painful skin rash, fever and headache. More rarely, it can lead to pneumonia, hearing problems, blindness, brain inflammation and even death. The most common complication of shingles is long-term nerve pain.