Health Department talks about vaccination rates in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department held a press briefing on the outdoor masking guidance and vaccination rates today, May 4, 2021.

Assistant Director of Public Health Jon Moo said almost 33% of Springfield-Greene County residence have been vaccinated with around 39% have received at least one shot of the two-shot vaccines.

As of April, the average person seeking a COVID-19 vaccine has dropped by 43% which will cause the Health Department to not reach its “finish strong” goal of 50% vaccinations by Memorial Day.

Vaccinations are being offered at Hammons Field for the first day of the Minor League Baseball Season, May 4, 2021. Mercy Hospital Springfield and the Missouri National Guard are also helping with the vaccination event which runs from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

On May 3, 2021, the Springfield City Council passed new regulations regarding masking while outside.

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