Beginning today the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will include the vaccination rate for residents 5 to 11 years old.
Now that the 5 to 11 age group is eligible for the vaccine, the number of those in the Springfield – Greene County area who have been vaccinated will appear to be lower.
The Health Department encourages those who have not been vaccinated to go to vaccine-417-dot com find a place to get vaccinated.
Here is the statement released by the Health Department:
Statement on Greene County’s COVID-19 vaccination rate
Beginning tomorrow, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard will report the vaccination rate for Greene County and Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area residents who are 5 years and older.
Because there are now a larger number of individuals eligible for a vaccine, the dashboard will show a decrease in the vaccination rate tomorrow.
Today, 52.81% of Greene County residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated.
That percentage falls to 48.28% when children 5 to 11 are included.
This decrease in percentage represents the exciting progress that medical research has made to ensure the vaccine is safe and effective for children.
More than 133,000 residents are fully vaccinated, and more than 11,000 have received at least one dose of a two dose vaccine.
The Health Department encourages those who are not yet vaccinated to go to vaccine417.com to learn more and find a vaccination opportunity that works for them.