Mega Vaccine Event to take place this Thursday and Friday; walk-ins welcome
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Missouri State University and area partners are excited to provide COVID-19 vaccine to individuals during the Mega Vaccine Event at Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State campus on April 8-9.
The vaccine provided will be the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
How to register for the event
The event and vaccine are free and open to Missouri residents ages 18 and up.
Walk-ins will be welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register in advance, visit www.vaccine417.com. Walk-ins are encouraged to call our COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211 to inform the Health Department of your arrival so we can get you through quicker.
Individuals who fall into Phases 1 and 2 can schedule an appointment or walk-in for either day. All other individuals will be eligible on April 9 when the state opens eligibility to all Missourians.
For help with registering or scheduling an appointment, people can call the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (417) 874-1211, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.
What to bring with you
Individuals do not need to arrive early if they have a scheduled appointment.
Those receiving vaccine should bring:
- A photo ID
- Their registration number that was emailed to them or provided when they scheduled their appointment
Directions, entrance, parking, transportation
The Mega Vaccine Event will take place at MSU's Hammons Student Center located at 901 S. National Ave. Parking is free and handicapped parking is available.
- From National Ave.: Enter MSU campus on Bear Blvd. by the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center (also called E. Monroe St.)
- Hammons Student Center is on the right side (about half a mile from National Ave.)
- Turn left on Holland St. to access parking options
- MSU Lot 25
- MSU Lot 20
- Bear Park South
- Hammons Student Center (corner of Holland St. and Bear Blvd.)
- East side of building (between Hammons Student Center and JQH Arena)
Free Public Transportation:
To support the community vaccination effort, City Utilities is providing free rides on Thursday and Friday. To get to Hammons Student Center for the COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Event, use:
Line 5 – Glenstone/National – Blue or Line 12 – National/Glenstone – Maroon
The Health Department encourages all individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect yourselves and your loved ones, even if you have already had COVID-19. This is especially important as variants of the virus continue to surge in some states. The sooner that individuals in our community get vaccinated and continue to follow guidance, the sooner we will be able to lift restrictions and return to a sense of normalcy. Don’t Wait! Vaccinate!
For more information, visit: www.vaccine417.com
Many organizations are responsible for making this event possible, including:
- City Utilities
- Drury University
- Evangel University
- Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
- Ozarks Technical Community College
- Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services
- Missouri Disaster Medial Assistance Team
- Missouri National Guard
- Missouri State University
- Springfield-Greene County Health Dept.
- Springfield Public Schools
- and others