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R-7 hosts vaccination clinic for Jasper County Health Department Thursday at the Middle School

Tdap/MCV4 vaccine also available

If you missed this clinic, the health department will return to Webb City Middle School Tuesday, Aug. 17, to give second doses. First doses will also be given.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 29, at Webb City Middle School.

The required Tdap/MCV4 vaccination will also be available for any 8th or 12th graders still needing to receive it.

Students are not required to get a COVID shot.

The clinic is open to everyone, although those getting the COVID-19 shot must be at least 12 years old.

It is offered in conjunction with the Jasper County Health Department.

Those planning to get shots are asked to fill out and print the health department paperwork on the district’s website. 

For further information, contact the Jasper County Health Department at (417) 358-3111.


Freeman Health System invites residents to pre-register for a Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine clinic scheduled for 3 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. 

The J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is a viral vector vaccine that requires a single shot. It is recommended for people 18 years and older. J&J vaccine does not include eggs, preservatives, latex or metals. The Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization includes a new warning for rare clotting events among women aged 18 – 49 years.

Those wanting a J&J one-dose vaccination at the clinic can call (417) 502-SHOT to register for the vaccine or they can pre-register online at freemanhealth.com/service/covid-19.

Two-dose vaccinations – either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna – are still available and can be scheduled online as well.


Both the Jasper County and Joplin health department and announced more deaths this week.

On Monday, the Jasper County Health Department reported three additional deaths: two women, one her 60s and one in her 90s; and a man in his 50s. There have now been 172 deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19.

Five deaths were reported Wednesday by the Joplin Health Department, bringing the city’s total to 143. The residents who passed included three males, ages 77, 67, and 58; and two females, ages 77 and 32.


Freeman Health System, Joplin’s largest employer, is holding a hiring fair from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Freeman Business Center. Applicants will get on-the-spot interviews. 

Freeman offers a wide variety of career opportunities, a great work culture and generous benefits starting on day one. In addition to clinical staff, such as nurses and doctors, Freeman has accountants, groundskeepers, chefs, baristas, receptionists, security guards, shuttle bus drivers and more.

Freeman is actively recruiting registered nurses, licensed professional nurses and certified nurse assistants, as well as positions in information technology, laboratory, nutrition, admissions and others.

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