Mercy Update – May 2021

This month’s update from Mercy Hospital Joplin includes:

  • Great information on Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • Scheduling for onsite flu shot clinics
  • How to differentiate between COVID-19 and seasonal allergies
  • A COVID-19 vaccination update.

And make sure to come visit our Mercy booth at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s (JACC) Business EXPO at Downstream Casino Resort!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By sharing facts about the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, we can and will save lives.

Download the body mole map for information on how to check your skin for signs of skin cancer. Find the app here. And make sure to schedule a regular skin screening appointment along with your annual check-up.

To find a Mercy primary care provider, click here. To learn more about skin cancer, click here.

Come See Mercy at Business EXPO 2021!

Mark your calendar to attend the 29th Annual JACC Business EXPO on May 25 and 26, 2021 at the Downstream Casino Resort Grand Pavilion.

May 25 is business-to-business day from 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm; your business card is your admission. There will be an adults-only Business After Hours from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. May 26 is community day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is $5 and children five years or younger get in free.

Mercy will have great information about the services they provide as well as wonderful giveaways! Make sure to stop by.

Onsite Employer Flu Shots

To schedule your onsite flu shot clinic for this coming September and October, contact Angela Kennedy at 417.529.8495 or

We can file your health insurance plan, pharmacy plan, or employer-paid billing.

Is It COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Mercy continues to work with state leadership and other health systems to vaccinate all those who are eligible under state guidelines. All Missouri residents age 12 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine.

We encourage you to schedule your first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting

For frequently asked questions, please follow the links below:

Please note that Mercy Joplin Vaccine Clinic can only vaccinate Missouri residents at this time.

About Mercy: 

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy is one of the nation’s most highly integrated, multi-state health care systems, including more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, convenient urgent care locations, imaging centers and pharmacies. Mercy has 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, more than 4,000 Mercy Clinic physicians and advanced practitioners and 40,000-plus co-workers serving patients and families across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.


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