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Back to School Immunization Clinics Begin

NIAID, Used with permission

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s back-to-school vaccination clinics for Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured children began today and run through August 23.

Walk-in clinics will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays only. By-appointment clinics will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Westside Public Health Center, 660 S. Scenic Ave.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, every child going into eighth grade or their senior year of high school now must receive the Meningitis vaccine. If a student has not had their updated vaccine by the first day of school, they will be unable to attend until they are vaccinated.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department provides Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program vaccines at no cost for children age 18 and under who meet one of the following criteria: 

Uninsured or Medicaid eligible

American Indian or Alaskan native

Underinsured (have insurance that does not cover vaccines).

Jordan Valley Clinic also provides vaccinations and will be open for by-appointment and walk-in clinics August 15-17 from 7 am to 7 pm.

Learn more here.