Springfield-Greene County Health Department Issues “Finish Strong” Challenge, Urging 70% Vaccination Against COVID-19

As mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics begin across the state of Missouri, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is issuing a challenge to the community: “Finish Strong” by having at least 70% of the local population get fully vaccinated.

Public health experts believe the 70% mark will indicate a good level of protection against the coronavirus.

The health department has updated its COVID-19 dashboard to reflect how many people in Greene County and surrounding counties have been vaccinated.

Part of the update is a progress chart which indicates the percentage of folks who have received the vaccine.

As of Thursday morning, the dashboard shows 2.3% of the local population is fully vaccinated.

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