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Those In Missouri Phase 2 May Schedule For A COVID-19 Vaccine Starting Today

Daniel Paquet

COVID-19 vaccine scheduling will begin Monday, March 22, through the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center for those in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccination plan.  Those in that phase will be eligible beginning March 29th.

Phase 2 includes disproportionately affected individuals, with an emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities, and those who work in fields that accelerate economic recovery, according to the health department.  That includes:

  • Chemical Sector
  • Commercial Facilities Sector (including retail, lodging, real estate and others)
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector
  • Defense Industrial Base Sector
  • Financial Services Sector
  • Food & Agriculture Sector 2 (including restaurant and bar employees)
  • Higher Education
  • Libraries
  • Unsheltered Population

On April 9, eligibility will be expanded to all Missouri residents.
Those who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine should first complete the Missouri Vaccine Navigator registration and get a patient ID.  Sign up links are at

For more information, call 417-874-1211.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.