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Vaccine Clinics Set For This Week As College Students In Springfield Return To Class

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department officials are concerned as area colleges start back up and they’re seeing more cases of severe COVID-19 cases in young people.  The health department is encouraging college students to get vaccinated as soon as possible.  Currently, just 24 percent of Greene County residents 12 to 30-year-old have been fully vaccinated. Cases among that age group represent more than a third of total cases so far in August, according to the health department.

Both the health department and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several area locations this week.

Drury will hold a Back to School clinic Monday, August 23, from 3 to 5.  Tuesday, August 24, Council of Churches, 627 N. Glenstone, will hold a clinic from 10 to noon.  OTC will hold a Back to School Clinic from 11 to 1.  A clinic will be held at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, from 3 to 5 Tuesday, and a clinic will be held at Battlefield City Hall from 4 to 6.

Other clinics are planned for later in the week.  Find out more at