The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Missouri State University have announced a mass vaccination event at Hammons Student Center on April 8th and 9th. The goal of the event is to vaccinate 10,000 residents over the two day period, making it the largest single-site event in the state.
The head of the health department says the event is an attempt to speed up the community’s vaccination rates.
“Today 15.5% of people in Greene county have been fully vaccinated,” Acting Health Department Director Katie Towns said on Twitter. “That is good but slower than we hoped. We are thrilled to offer this clinic in partnership with Missouri State to give our community the chance to safely get back to normal as soon as possible!”
Health department officials say vaccinations are growing in importance as the variants of COVID-19 begin to appear in the state.
Individuals who want to receive the vaccine during the event will need to register through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator program. After registering on the website, you will receive an email from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with a link to register for the event.
You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Missouri.
If you have issues, contact the Springfield-Greene County Health Department at 417-874-1211.