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Vaccine Clinics Scheduled This Week As COVID-19 Delta Variant Continues Spreading

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As the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread in Greene County, the local health department is reminding residents of several vaccine opportunities this week.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, more than 750 new cases were reported among Greene County residents between June 18 and 24.  The average age of new infections was 38.5.  The seven-day rolling average, as of Friday, had increased 26 percent over the previous week to 108.  There were 168 people were being treated for COVID-19 at
Springfield hospitals on Friday.

In a news release, the health department’s chief medical officer, Dr. Nancy Yoon, said Greene County residents “should be very concerned about this trend, especially those who are not vaccinated.”  She said the Delta variant has caused significant illness and doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender, race or how healthy a person is.

Vaccine clinics scheduled this week:

Monday, June 28:  9 to 10 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

Tuesday, June 29:  2 to 4 at the Republic Branch Library

Wednesday, June 30:  10 to 2 at the health department’s Westside Clinic, 660 S. Scenic in Springfield; and at Fire Station #5, 2750 W. Kearney from 3 to 5. 

Thursday, July 1:  Willard Branch Library, 304 E. Jackson in Willard, from 9 to 11 a.m.; South Street Christian Church, 500 South Ave., from 11 to 1; and Ash Grove Branch Library, 101 E. Main in Ash Grove, from 1 to 3.

Friday, July 2:  Price Cutter, 1013 U.S. 60 in Republic, from 2 to 4; and Getaway Golf, 3833 E. State Highway D, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Vaccines are available for anyone 12 and older. 

Find out about those and other vaccine opportunities in southwest Missouri at vaccine417.com or by calling (417) 874-1211.