SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be holding a mega vaccination clinic at Hammons Student Center Thursday and Friday.
The event will be April 8-9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hammons Student Center is on the Missouri State University campus.
During a press conference Wednesday, April 7, David Hall, director of university safety with Missouri State University, stated they will accept walk-in vaccination appointments. Hall said around 4,000 people have signed up for the event.
Officials still encourage residents to make an appointment.
KOLR10’s Heather Lewis gives more detail on Springfield’s mega clinic in the video below:
Those who sign up for April 8 must meet Missouri’s current eligibility requirements under Phase 1 and Phase 2. On April 9, every Missouri resident over age 18 will be eligible to receive the vaccine.
The Health Department says the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered.
The goal of the event is to vaccinate 10,000 individuals over the two-day event, which would be the largest single-site event to date in the State of Missouri, the Health Department says.
If you want to attend this event, the Health Department says you must first register through Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator. Once you register, you will receive an email from the MO DHSS Vaccine Navigator system to schedule an appointment.
If you do not have internet access, the Health Department can help with registration. Those who need help can call the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no charge to get the vaccine.
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has also launched a website that houses everything you need to know about the event.
The website gives parking and check-in information.
Free parking located at:
• MSU Lot 25
• MSU Lot 20
• Bear Park South
City Utilities will be offering free rides to Hammons Student Center. CU says both line 5 and line 12 will drop people off a block away from the event.
Below is an interview with Dr. Scott Dooley about the differences between the three available COVID-19 vaccines: