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‘Mega’ Vaccine Event At MSU April 8, 9 Aims To Vaccinate 10,000

National Institutes of Health


The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Missouri State University will hold a mass vaccination event on April 8 and 9 at Hammons Student Center. The health department says it hopes it will be the largest single-site vaccination event in Missouri.

Calling the mass vaccination a "mega event," a release from the Health Department says it’s aiming to vaccinate 10,000 people over two days, which would be more than 5% of the population of Springfield. There is no out-of-pocket charge for the vaccine. The department asks people to sign up online at The Hammons Student Center is located at the intersection of Holland and Monroe Street, just behind JQH Arena on the west side of campus. 

Josh Conaway is a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Affairs. He works as a news reporter and announcer at KSMU. His favorite part of the job is exploring the rich diversity of the Ozarks and meeting people with interesting stories to share. He has a passion for history and running.