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