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Health department urges vaccination as Greene County COVID cases climb

A person receives a vaccine shot in the upper arm.
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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department on Friday urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the 7-day rolling average climbs higher.

New York Times data from June 10 showed a 79-percent increase in reported Greene County COVID cases over the past two weeks. Meanwhile, just half of county residents are vaccinated. Greene County had been considered "at a low impact level since April," the health department said Friday.

On Monday, June 13, vaccines will be offered at the Library Center in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Republic Recreation Center. Vaccines available at both sites include the Moderna vaccine for adults 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5 and older.

Later in the week, other health department vaccine opportunities are available.

Wednesday, June 15

  • Westport K-8 School – 415 S. Golden Ave., from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Pediatric doses and booster only.

Thursday, June 16

  • Library Station – 2535 N. Kansas Expy., from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Moderna (18+), Pfizer (5+) offered.
  • Hickory Hills K-8 School – 4650 E. Division St., from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Pediatric doses and booster only. 

Friday, June 17

  • City Utilities Transit Center – 211 N. Main Ave., from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Moderna (18+), Pfizer (5+) offered. 
  • Fire Station No. 8 – 1405 S. Scenic Ave., from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Moderna (18+), Pfizer (5+) offered. 

Vaccination appointments are also available Monday-Friday at Westside Public Health Center (660 S. Scenic Ave.) from 1-4:30 p.m. To schedule, visit vaccine417.com or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 417-874-1211.