Springfield firefighters serving as volunteer COVID-19 vaccinators

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited Information Launch/KY3) – The Springfield Hearth Division and IAFF Native 152 are partnering with the Springfield-Greene County Well being Division to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to as many Springfield-Greene County residents as potential.

Springfield firefighters who’re licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will function volunteer vaccinators at a number of upcoming vaccine occasions, together with ones on the Library Middle, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park and the Hearth Division’s second Hearth Station Enjoyable Day and Vaccine Clinic 1-5 p.m. Friday, June 4 at Hearth Station 8, 1405 S. Scenic. Go to vaccine417.com for a whole listing.

“We’re grateful for this partnership with the Hearth Division and IAFF Native 152 to deliver vaccine to the place individuals are,” stated Katie Cities, appearing director of the Springfield-Greene County Well being Division.

Those that acquired their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines on the Hearth Division’s Could 7 vaccine occasion at Hearth Station 8 can obtain their second dose on the June 4 occasion if they need.

Whereas dad and mom are getting their vaccine, youngsters can work together with firefighters, see a fireplace truck up shut, shade in Springfield Hearth Division coloring books, enhance the hearth station’s sidewalks with chalk and work on a house fireplace escape plan.

“These are precisely the sorts of occasions we have to have with a view to encourage extra folks to get vaccinated,” stated Mayor Ken McClure. “We’re grateful for our partnership with the Hearth Division and the IAFF Native 152.

Registration on Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator website shouldn’t be required however is recommended.

“Our first vaccine clinic at Station 8 was successful, with 111 vaccines administered. We need to proceed to take away obstacles for people who could also be intimidated by the medical atmosphere or want a protected and enjoyable place for his or her younger youngsters to be whereas they get vaccinated,” stated Hearth Chief David Pennington. “Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to guard your self and your family members from COVID-19.”

For questions in regards to the vaccine, name the Springfield-Greene County Well being Division’s COVID-19 hotline at 417-874-1211.

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