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JVCHC Mass Vaccination Site In Springfield Closes

Michele Skalicky

A mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Springfield is closing. The site at the corner of Grand and Kansas Expressway was operated by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center.  It opened February 3, and more than 41,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered there.

According to the health department, the focus has shifted to offering clinics in smaller, more convenient settings as the availability of the vaccine has increased.

The health department and Jordan Valley will continue to offer vaccine clinics at places like businesses, nonprofits, churches, events and neighborhood centers.

And Jordan Valley is offering walk-in clinics Monday through Friday from 8 to 3 with extended hours Tuesday from 8 to 6 at their 618 N. Benton location.

To learn more about getting a vaccine or about hosting a clinic, call (417) 874-1211 or visit

As of Friday morning, 36.92 percent of Greene County residents 16 and older had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.