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

A needle on a table
Mirko Sajkov
A needle on a table

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

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.