Freeman Announces Vaccinations for Teens and Self-Scheduling

(Joplin, MO) – Freeman Health System is now offering self-scheduling for those needing a COVID-19 vaccination. The drive-thru vaccination site offers the vaccine to anyone ages 12 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sixty first-dose vaccination appointments are offered every other week.

“Our staff has become very efficient at the same site doing drive-thru COVID-19 testing,” said Jessica Liberty, Freeman Infection Prevention and Control Manager. “This new system allows residents to schedule an appointment when convenient and get the vaccine in the comfort of their own vehicle.”

Those wanting a vaccination can schedule an appointment online at Or they can call 417.502.SHOT for help scheduling 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


Lisa Olliges, Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator
Freeman Health System

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