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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Individuals age 6 months and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Please read on for important information about getting vaccinated:

Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy now offering vaccines:

After many successful vaccination clinics, Ozarks Healthcare is currently offering the Moderna/Spikevax and Pfizer/Comirnaty vaccines. Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis on MOST Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Ozarks Healthcare Pharmacy at Ozarks Healthcare's main campus in West Plains. Please call 417-256-1793 for more information. 

For more locations offering vaccines, visit vaccinefinder.org.

Attention Missourians with limited access to the internet and online resources:

Please call the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline at 877-435-8411 for assistance. Language translation and other services are available to callers.

For those in need of transportation:

Missouri has launched a new statewide transportation resource to help eliminate barriers to COVID-19 vaccine access. The “Get a Ride” program helps Missourians access free transportations in their local community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Find local transportation options at: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/ride/.

Update on Booster doses as of September 13, 2022:

Bivalent COVID-19 boosters are the latest authorized booster vaccines designed to protect against the prevalent Omicron variant of COVID-19. Bivalent COVID-19 boosters are available at Ozarks Healthcare’s Pharmacy at 307 N. Kentucky Ave. in West Plains by walk-in availability on most Tuesdays. Flu vaccines are available at Ozarks Healthcare’s Pharmacy at 307 N. Kentucky Ave. and at 1100 Kentucky Ave. (inside Ozarks Healthcare's main campus) in West Plains and at Ozarks Healthcare's Pharmacy in Thayer at 1375 Nettleton Ave. by walk-in availability on most weekdays during hours of operation. Please call 417-256-7533 (307 N. Kentucky Ave. location), 417-256-1793 (1100 Kentucky Ave. location), or 417-264-7115 (Thayer location) for more information. 

The Pfizer bivalent booster is currently authorized for ages 12 and older while the Moderna is currently authorized for 18 years of age and older. Individuals are eligible for the bivalent booster two months since their last primary or booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. (Ozarks Healthcare is not currently administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)

As a reminder, two primary doses of Moderna are recommended for ages 12 and older, administered at least 28 days apart. A third dose of the Moderna vaccine may be administered for certain individuals 12 years and older with moderate to a severe immune compromise.

Two primary doses of Pfizer are recommended for ages 12 and older, administered at least 21 days apart. A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine may be administered for certain individuals 12 years and older with moderate to a severe immune compromise.

Age-appropriate primary doses of COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for those as young as six months. For specific guidelines for any age group, individuals are asked to contact their primary care provider or visit https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/facts/ for more information. 

COVID-19 vaccine availability for children:

Following the acceptance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for children age 5–11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Ozarks Healthcare is now able to vaccinate children age 5 to 11 years old with an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Ozarks Healthcare will announce pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinics as more information becomes available.

On June 21, 2022, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendation for children down to 6 months of age to receive the Pfizer/Comirnaty or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Ozarks Healthcare is not currently vaccinating children under 5 years of age, but will announce when this changes. For more information, visit https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/kids/.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 Vaccination

Can I get the vaccine through Ozarks Healthcare if I do not live in Missouri?

Any person, regardless of residency, may be vaccinated in Missouri provided that he or she meets the requirements necessary to comply with the particular Emergency Use Authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered. A vaccinator shall determine that the person being vaccinated meets the requirements of the particular Emergency Use Authorization.

I've lost my Vaccination Card, how can I show that I have received it?

Clinicians at the site of your vaccination will be able to access state records confirming an individual's vaccination history.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as another immunization?

COVID-19 and other vaccines may now be administered without regard to timing. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 and other vaccines on the same day.

Do you have limited access to the internet? 

Call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-435-8411 for assistance.