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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

On February 8, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure registry tool to assist Missourians in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This tool replaces the Ozarks Healthcare Vaccine Sign-up Form previously available on this page.

Those who have previously signed up through Ozarks Healthcare’s original online sign-up form are encouraged to sign up through the Navigator again to ensure they are added to the state’s waiting list in addition to that of the organization. Duplicate sign-ups do not prohibit an individual’s eligibility to receive the vaccine.

The Missouri Vaccine Navigator allows individuals to register for a vaccine, indicating their desire to be vaccinated. They will then complete a questionnaire to determine their eligibility based on Missouri’s priority phases.

Registrants will be notified upon activation of each phase and alerted when they become eligible. Individuals will then be able to seek vaccination from their health care provider if they have vaccines available or view mass vaccination events and other providers in their area.

In addition to helping individuals register for a vaccine, the Missouri Vaccine Navigator will remind registrants when it is time to schedule their second dose. Both vaccines currently authorized for use require two doses, and the second dose is critical to ensure individual and community protection.

The State of Missouri’s plan prioritizes the vaccination of Missourians first, just as other states are prioritizing their citizens. Many of Missouri’s metropolitan areas are located near state borders, and Missourians and non-Missourians cross the borders regularly. The State of Missouri acknowledges these realities while prioritizing access for Missourians.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

When is the next Mass Vaccination Clinic in our Region? - Updated February 17

Mass Vaccination Clinic for Pfizer Booster (Second) Doses rescheduled for Feb. 26

Weather-permitting, Ozarks Healthcare, the Missouri National Guard, Howell County Health Department, and City of West Plains will partner to host a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the West Plains Civic Center on Feb. 26. Booster (second) doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine only will be administered to those who received their initial dose of the vaccine at the initial clinic on Jan. 29.

Eligible attendees will receive updates via phone call and email over the next few days to inform them of the rescheduled date. Individuals will be asked to arrive at the West Plains Civic Center on Feb. 26 at a designated time frame according to his or her last name between the following times:

A-C: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

D-I: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

J-M: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

N-S: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

T-Z: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The slight delay will not affect the efficacy of the second dose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the second dose may be administered as late as six weeks after the first dose.

Individuals who attend the clinic on Feb. 26 will be asked to complete a paper consent form on site. Vaccine cards will need to be presented upon arrival.

Future Vaccination Clinics for Moderna First and Booster (Second) Doses scheduled

Missouri residents who have not received their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and those who need their second dose of the Moderna vaccine after receiving their first dose on or before Jan. 28 may be eligible to receive the vaccine at upcoming clinics scheduled at Ozarks Healthcare locations next week. Those interested in receiving either their first or booster (second) dose of the vaccine must sign up through the Missouri Vaccine Navigator, a secure registry tool recently launched by the state of Missouri to assist Missourians in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. The Navigator can be accessed through Ozarks Healthcare’s website at www.ozarkshealthcare.com or https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/.

If internet accessibility is an issue, the Navigator Hotline can be reached by calling 877-435-8411. Those needing to register for their second doses who are not already signed up through the Navigator may call Ozarks Healthcare’s COVID-19 Hotline at 417-505-7120.

Individuals are declared eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine by the state of Missouri’s priority vaccination phases. Currently, those who meet the criteria of being in Phase 1A, Phase 1B-Tier 1, and Phase 1B-Tier 2 may receive their vaccine. Full tier definitions can be found at https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/navigator/.

After registering online with the Navigator, you will be contacted by Navigator staff to confirm your appointment and vaccination clinic location.

Ozarks Healthcare will administer first and second doses (to those who received their first dose on or before Jan. 28) of the Moderna vaccine at the following locations and time frames. All of the clinics mentioned below are listed on the Navigator:

  • Ozarks Healthcare Mountain Grove

Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule through the Navigator to receive your first dose (online or call 877-435-8411)

  • Ozarks Healthcare Parkway Center

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule through the Navigator (online or call 877-435-8411)

Non-Missouri residents who want to receive the vaccine once it becomes available to them may only be eligible to be vaccinated in Missouri if they are employed or receive primary medical care in Missouri. Those who register through the Navigator will be notified when the activation of a new vaccination phase occurs and alerted when they become eligible to receive the vaccine.

Those who have previously signed up through Ozarks Healthcare’s original online sign-up form are encouraged to sign up through the Navigator again to ensure they are added to the state’s waiting list in addition to that of the organization. Duplicate sign-ups do not prohibit an individual’s eligibility to receive the vaccine.

Once future clinics are scheduled, more information will be shared. For updates, please watch Ozarks Healthcare’s social media channels or visit www.ozarkshealthcare.com.

What if there is inclement weather on the day of an event?

In the event wintry weather becomes a concern for the clinic on Feb. 19, notifications will be communicated.

“Health and safety is always our number one priority,” says Chris Gilliam, Howell County Health Department Director. “We will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the week and notify the public about alternate dates, extended hours, or other arrangements if changes occur.”

If I previously signed up for vaccination through Ozarks Healthcare, do I need to sign up again through the Missouri Vaccine Navigator?

Those who have previously signed up through Ozarks Healthcare’s original online sign-up form are encouraged to sign up through the Navigator again to ensure they are added to the state’s waiting list in addition to that of the organization. Duplicate sign-ups do not prohibit an individual’s eligibility to receive the vaccine.

Visit the Missouri Vaccine Navigator to sign-up: Vaccine Navigator

If I've received the first dose, do I really need to get the second?

One dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the average person’s risk of getting the virus by about 50 percent. Clinical research shows that the 90 to 95 percent protection range against the virus won't be reached until a week or more after the second vaccine. It’s important to take advantage of the vaccine by receiving both doses within the suggested time period for the best potential immunity against COVID-19.

If I received Moderna (or Pfizer) for the first vaccination, do I need to get the same brand for the second?

Yes, it is important to receive the same brand of vaccine for both doses. Clinical data exists to demonstrate the effectiveness of two Moderna and two Pfizer doses, but not for doses from different manufacturers. Although they're both messenger RNA vaccinations, the actual antigen is a little bit different from one brand to the other.

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

The State of Missouri’s plan prioritizes the vaccination of Missourians first, just as other states are prioritizing their citizens. Many of Missouri’s metropolitan areas are located near state borders, and Missourians and non-Missourians cross the borders regularly. The State of Missouri acknowledges these realities while prioritizing access for Missourians.

Non-Missouri residents who wish to receive the vaccine once it becomes available to them may only be eligible to be vaccinated in Missouri if they are employed in, or receive primary medical care in Missouri.

Non-Missouri residents who wish to sign up to receive their initial dose of the vaccine should call the Navigator Hotline at 877-435-8411. Non-Missouri residents who need their second dose of the Moderna vaccine need to call Ozarks Healthcare’s COVID-19 Hotline at 417-505-7120 to schedule their second dose.

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

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

Will I be notified when I am eligible to receive the vaccine?

Registrants will be notified by Missouri Navigator staff when the activation of a new vaccination phase occurs and alerted when they become eligible to receive the vaccine. In addition, the Navigator will also remind registrants when it is time to schedule their second dose.

Will I be notified when I'm supposed to get the Second Dose?

Registrants will be notified by Missouri Navigator staff when it is time to schedule their second dose.

Want to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Missouri Vaccine Navigator is a secure registry tool that helps determine eligibility and pre-registers Missourians for a vaccine in their region.


Register with the MO Navigator

The Vaccine Navigator will alert individuals once they become eligible, and they can then seek vaccination from their health care provider.

If their health care provider does not have vaccines available, the Vaccine Navigator will help them find mass vaccination events or other providers in the area.

Do you have limited access to the internet? 

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