Vaccine Updates

After over a year of masking, social distancing, and quarantining, I am ready for some herd immunity! But how do we get there? How can YOU get vaccinated?

Why should I get this shot?

  • To protect yourself
  • To protect your loved ones
  • To protect your neighbors
  • To protect those that can’t protect themselves

How do I sign up?

Call your primary care physician or pharmacy for advice. However, not all offices or pharmacies currently have the vaccine available since it is in such short supply. Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club have recently started offering the vaccine for eligible individuals. A list of locations where the vaccine can be offered is found at Covid Vaccine | Map (

Another option is to call your local health department. According to the latest updates available, Cox, Mercy and Jordan Valley all have sign-up lists that are available on the Springfield Greene County Health Department website Vaccine for High Risk Individuals, 65+ Population | Springfield, MO – Official Website

Another helpful website to register to receive the vaccine is Covid Vaccine (

The VA is currently following CDC guidelines for their administration schedule. Per the information I received, the VA will call you when you qualify for your first dose of vaccine, but you are more than encouraged to receive it elsewhere, if the opportunity arises. For any further information regarding the VA, please visit Gene Taylor Veterans’ Outpatient Clinic – Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (

As for our campus, Walgreens has come to the Lodge to offer immunizations to our residents/staff, with a large majority of the residents and staff having already received their second dose. Jenni Hall, COO, has attempted to set-up an immunization clinic on-campus for Independent Living, but has not yet been successful.

We still have a long road ahead of us, but it’s looking better every day! So please continue to #maskup and social distance per CDC guidelines. #PremierRehabilitation #MVLife #FauciOuchie #herdimmunity