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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage. But first, these local resources:Missourians ages 12 and older can now get a free COVID-19 vaccine. Click here or go to to see vaccine opportunities listed by location and date in Greene County.Vaccinators in the Ozarks region include some health care facilities and pharmacies. You can click on the following vaccinators for more information: Missouri Vaccine Navigator, CoxHealth, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Mercy, Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Sam's Club, Walmart, and Missouri State University's Magers Health and Wellness Center.If you are sick in the Ozarks region and suspect you may have COVID-19, call your doctor or health care provider first. To get a Covid test, see a list of Greene County locations here or call your local county health department.For the latest information and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here.Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has set up a coronavirus hotline; residents and medical providers can call 877-435-8411. And if you'd like to share how the pandemic is affecting you, email us at See our ongoing local coverage below.

James River Church to Host Free Covid Vaccination Events This Week

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James River Church, an Evangelical heavyweight in the Ozarks region, is hosting free Covid-19 vaccination events at all four of its campuses this week.

All four vaccine events run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and all events are free and open to the general public.

On Monday, July 12, the James River West Campus in Springfield will give vaccines at Highway 60 and FF.

Tuesday’s event will be at James River’s North Campus in Springfield, located north of I-44 on West Bypass.

On Wednesday, July 14th, vaccines will be given at the James River South Campus in Ozark, located at Highway 65 and CC Highway.                                   

And on Thursday, July 15, residents can get a free vaccine at the James River Church Joplin Campus at 20th and Maiden Lane in Joplin.

Walk-ins are welcome anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Organizers say the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will all be available. 

For more information, you can call the Jordan Valley Community Health Center at 417-831-0150. 

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