Phelps, Maries COVID-19 mass vaccination event is Feb. 4-5

Posted 2/4/21

A COVID-19 mass vaccination event will be held in Rolla at Phelps Health for Phelps and Maries County residents in Phase 1A, 1B: Tiers 1 and 2 on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 …

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Phelps, Maries COVID-19 mass vaccination event is Feb. 4-5

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A COVID-19 mass vaccination event will be held in Rolla at Phelps Health for Phelps and Maries County residents in Phase 1A, 1B: Tiers 1 and 2 on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To receive the vaccination persons must register. 

Jordan Valley Community Health Center, the Phelps-Maries County Health Department, and Phelps Health are working with the Missouri National Guard and the Department of Health and Senior Services to held the mass vaccination for COVID-19 in Rolla. It will be a drive thru mass vaccination clinic at the Respiratory Screening Station, located in the Phelps Health and University of Science and Technology parking lot off of 10th Street in Rolla. 

Persons must register to receive the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The registration link is https://bit.ly/3czQqSl

It is important individuals return for the second dose to develop the highest level of immunity. Dates for the second dose include Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. Registration is required for this event and attendees will be screened and approved according to the phases. Bring photo ID and wear a short-sleeved shirt. 

For those who do not have access to the internet or email, the health department has activated their call center (888-779-4170) for assistance with registration. Persons who are able to register online should not call this number. Once all registration slots are filled, the call center will be activated. 

Health Department Director Ashley Wann said 2,000 does of the Pfizer vaccine will be given during the two-day mass vaccination clinic. She expected more clinics to follow each week but was uncertain of the specific details. 

The persons who qualify for this mass vaccination event include first responders, emergency services and public health infrastructure workers. Also Phase 1B-Tier 2 individuals are those who are high risk. They are anyone aged 65 and older and adults with cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome. 

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