(Joplin, MO) – Freeman Health System will hold a special vaccination clinic for area teachers on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Freeman Business Center. In Missouri, the next eligibility tier opens on March 15. This tier — Phase 1B, Tier 3 — includes teachers and those in childcare, government, and other critical infrastructure jobs considered essential workers.
Freeman staff have reached out to the area school districts and currently 150 teachers have pre-registered to get a vaccination. There are another 150 slots still available. Freeman is a proud business partner for schools in the Joplin school district. Freeman also provides multiple school-based clinics and telehealth services in southwest Missouri schools.
Teachers and other eligible individuals can call 417.502.SHOT to register for the vaccine or they can pre-register online at freemanhealth.com/service/covid-19, and Freeman employees will call to schedule their appointment.
Freeman continues to vaccinate those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines at a rate of 1,000 to 1,200 every other week for the first doses. Freeman receives an allotment of the vaccine from the State every other week and schedules appointments accordingly. Freeman is also giving second dose vaccinations on a regular basis.
About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2020, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report named Freeman Health System the Best Hospital in Southwest Missouri for 2020-2021. With more than 320 physicians on staff representing more than 80 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com.
Lisa Olliges, Freeman Health System
Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator