COVID-19 vaccination clinics canceled

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tuesday, Wednesday clinics in Monett would have inoculated 2,500

Mass vaccination clinics scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Monett Park Casino have been canceled due to the dangerously cold temperatures and possibility of additional snow.

The clinics were a planned cooperative event between Barry and Lawrence counties, the state of Missouri, and the Centers for Disease Control to vaccinate eligible people. Those eligible included residents over 65 years of age, individuals with health conditions that increase the risk of serious illness from COVID, health care workers, and first responders.

These clinics would have been capable of vaccinating nearly all of the 2,500 eligible people on health department waiting lists for vaccine in Barry and Lawrence counties.

Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department administrator, and Janella Spencer, Lawrence County Health Department administrator, said everyone who is currently scheduled to receive a vaccination would be rescheduled for the new dates, which will be announced later this week.

Eligible residents wishing to be placed on the wait list for future vaccination clinics can call the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114 or the Lawrence County Health Department at 417-466-2201.

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