by Lisa Marshall
The Branson School District, Cox Medical Center Branson, and the Taney County Health Department (TCHD) are pleased to announce their partnership to bring COVID-19 vaccines to the community. Vaccinations will take place at a central location provided by Branson Schools, while Cox and TCHD combine efforts to vaccinate residents.
“We feel privileged to partner with our local health experts by providing a facility for the vaccination clinic,” said Brad Swofford, Branson School District Superintendent. “The High School Activities Center has its own parking lot and sits on the High School campus, near the football field. The site, and the facility, has its own entrance and exit from the main campus making traffic flow easier for those visiting the vaccination clinic. We are pleased to be a part of this endeavor to better the health of our community.”
Individuals interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can submit their information online at the below links to be placed on the list for vaccination. Once eligible and vaccine is available, individuals will be contacted via phone, text, or email to schedule their appointment.
“Our community is stronger when we work together,” states Dr. Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer, Cox Medical Center Branson, “This collaboration between CoxHealth, the Taney County Health Department and Branson Public Schools showcases that teamwork. We’re excited to roll out the vaccine to our friends and neighbors – such a promising next step to get us past this pandemic.”
Those currently eligible for vaccines include the Phase 1A group (healthcare workers), Phase 1B Tier 1 and 2 groups (first responders, and high-risk individuals). Vaccine supply is still limited throughout the state of Missouri, however, both Cox and TCHD are requesting vaccine weekly and scheduling clinics as quickly as vaccine becomes available.
“We are grateful for community partners that understand the importance of vaccinating our residents and the monumental task ahead of us all,” states Lisa Marshall, Director of TCHD. “We are all working diligently to bring vaccines to our community as quickly as possible, and believe that by working together we can best serve Taney County.”
For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit our website at www.taneycohealth.org, or like our FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.