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Another Flu Shot Clinic Today for Uninsured Adults

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Another in a series of flu shot clinics for adults without insurance is scheduled today in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Another in a series of flu shot clinics for adults without insurance is scheduled today in Springfield.

The Springfield Flu Coalition is making the vaccine available to adults who don't have any other way to get them.  The Coalition is made up of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Greene County Medical Society, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, and hospitals Mercy, Springfield, CoxHealth and Ozarks Community Hospital.

The first free clinic is today, Wednesday.  Remember, this series of clinics is specifically for adults without insurance.

The remaining schedule of clinics into early November: 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-Noon - St. Agnes Elementary School Cafeteria, 531 S. Jefferson Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3-7 p.m. - Hand-In-Hand Ministries, 1436 W. Hovey St.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. - Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1609 N. Summit Ave.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-Noon - Crosslines, 615 N. Glenstone Ave.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Salvation Army, 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway


The Flu Coalition will conduct a "rolling" flu clinic for employees of restaurants and hotels along the North Glenstone Avenue corridor on Oct. 23 and 24.

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department offers seasonal flu vaccine only for:

    Children ages 6 months to 18 years old
    Pregnant women
    People in close contact with babies under 6 months old (because they cannot receive the vaccine themselves)

There is no charge for Greene County residents who are in the above three categories. People who are in the above three categories but do not reside in Greene County can pay a $17 fee to be vaccinated. Vaccinations are available at the Westside Public Health Center, 660 S. Scenic Ave., by appointment or during walk-in clinic hours, which are from 7:30-10 a.m. on Tuesdays only.

Call (417) 874-1220 to make an appointment.



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