(Joplin, MO) – Freeman Health System is offering a back-to-school vaccine clinic to ensure children are protected when they return to school this fall. The Freeman COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic will offer first-dose vaccines from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 13. Second-doses will be given from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Wednesday, August 11.
To meet the needs of the community, the clinic days fall before the start date of all the schools in Joplin and the surrounding area. Children 12 years old and older are currently approved to receive both the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccines.
Parents can go online to freemanhealth.com, click on the top banner, and self-schedule a time that best meets their needs. A parent must be present when a juvenile receives the vaccine. A 15-minute observation period follows the vaccination at the drive-thru clinic and can be done in your vehicle.
The drive-thru vaccination clinic is located at 1221 McIntosh Circle. The same location is home to drive-thru COVID-19 testing. Those without access to the Internet can call the COVID-19 vaccine information number at 417.502.SHOT for scheduling assistance.
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, Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator
Freeman Health System