Published on December 07, 2021

Ozarks Healthcare announces Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Dec. 10, encourages Vaccination Before Holidays

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Ozarks Healthcare will host a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children age 5 to 11 on Friday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ozarks Healthcare’s Pediatrics location in West Plains. 

Ozarks Healthcare Pediatrics is located at 312 Kentucky Ave. in West Plains. Children attending the clinic on Dec. 10 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and will be able to receive an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer/Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment is necessary.

Ozarks Healthcare officials encourage community members to take advantage of local vaccination opportunities now more than ever as an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is expected after the holiday season.

“Now that we have the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected, healthcare facilities across areas with low vaccination rates are braced for the potential of a COVID-19 surge as we enter a time when many gather to celebrate the holidays,” Katie Mahan, Director of Ozarks Healthcare’s Pharmacy, said. “We absolutely encourage our community members to use available resources such as our pharmacy, local health department, and others to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations during a season where the transmission of illness is already a common threat.”

The Howell County Health Department will also be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics on December 10, 15 (ages 5-11 only), and 17. For more information about these clinics, please call the Howell County Health Department at 417-256-7078.

Initial and booster COVID-19 vaccines continue to be available at the Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment on other days of the week. To schedule an appointment or inquire about vaccine availability at Ozarks Healthcare, please call 417-256-1793.

Ozarks Healthcare is a system of care encompassing primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare, and home health services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas. For more information about Ozarks Healthcare, visit

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