(Joplin, MO) – Freeman Health System invites residents to pre-register for a vaccine clinic scheduled for 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, April 9. 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 on December 20 and has since given more than 15,600 doses to Freeman staff and the public. Freeman 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 Mach 25. Appointment times are still available for the first-dose clinic on Thursday. Appointments can also be made in advance for the April 9.
Those wanting a vaccination can call 417.502.SHOT to register for the vaccine or they can pre-register online freemanhealth.com/service/covid-19. Pre-registration will prompt a return call from a Freeman employee to schedule a vaccination appointment.
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