If you’re looking to get vaccinated in the Joplin area, then circle Friday April 9th on your calendar. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Friday April 9th at 7 am is when Freeman hospital in Joplin will start it’s vaccination clinic to any Missouri resident 18 years or older. That date marks the opening of eligibility for all Missouri adults 18 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Freeman received its first shipment of vaccine December 20 and has since given more than 15,600 doses to Freeman staff and the public. The hospital is scheduled to give 1,200 second doses this week and has the ability to give 1,400 first doses this week with a clinic on March 25.
Appointment times are still available for the first-dose clinic Thursday later today. Appointments can also be made in advance for the April 9 clinic. Those wanting a vaccination can call 417.502-SHOT to register for the vaccine or they can pre-register online at freemanhealth dot com forward slash covid-19. Pre-registration will prompt a return call from a Freeman employee to schedule a vaccination appointment.