(Joplin, MO) – The four-state area is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases and Freeman Health System urges residents to get vaccinated as a form of protection against the virus. Freeman invites residents to pre-register for a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen vaccine clinic scheduled for 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 4.
The Johnson & Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine that requires a single shot. It is recommended for people 18 years and older. J&J vaccine does not include eggs, preservatives, latex, or metals. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Emergency Use Authorization includes a new warning for rare clotting events among women aged 18 – 49 years.
Those wanting a J&J one-dose vaccination on August 4 can call 417.502.SHOT to register for the vaccine or they can pre-register online at freemanhealth.com/service/covid-19.
Two-dose vaccinations utilizing either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine are still available and can be scheduled online as well.
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.