Shots are available NOW

Walk-up vaccinations now at Walmart and possibly Walgreens, no backlog at Prater’s

Now that demand for COVID-19 shots has lessened they’re easier to come by.

In fact, Walmart announced Tuesday that customers can just walk in now to receive a shot.  Appointments aren’t necessary but are still available.

A list of all pharmacies, including whether or not they have vaccines in stock and links to schedule an appontment are at vaccines.gov.

Click here to narrow the map down to locations in this area.

According to vaccines.gov, shots are also available in Webb City at Walgreens and Prater’s Pharmacy.

Pharmacist Amanda Wilson at Prater’s said there’s no longer a backlog of customers on the waiting list for a shot, but they were booked up with appointments this week.

“Demand has gone way down,” says Wilson.

Still, she says it’s helpful to sign up on the waiting list. For one thing, if there’s a cancelation you could get a call to take the opening. 

Depending on availability, those on the list can select which shot they want and at which location (Carthage or Seneca in addition to Webb City).

Walgreens announced Tuesday that its store are offering same-day appointments are available and in some cases an appointment may not be necessary.

Anyone 16 years of age or older can now get a shot.

A strong supply of vaccines was one factor in the Joplin City Council voting unanimously Monday to practically lift all COVID-19 restrictions.

The Jasper County Health Department on April 30 reported a man in his 50s had become the 156th COVID-19-related death in the county outside of Joplin. The Joplin Health Department’s death toll stands at 88. 

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