But other health departments, like Cape Girardeau County, can only encourage others to get vaccinated. These health departments are prepared for the new age group, as the demand for vaccines has gone down over the last few weeks. This is because they do not have the resources to store the Pfizer vaccine.
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Jackson and Egyptian health departments are standing by, ready to give out vaccines to the new age group. But not every health department will be able to vaccinate 12 to 15-year-olds.
Some health departments in our area will be ready by as early as Wednesday night. Jackson County will give vaccines at their normal clinics at the Banterra Center in Carbondale, Egyptian Health has walk in appointments at their offices, and Southern Seven health department will have pop up clinics starting this weekend at Vienna and Massac County High Schools. The Process
For those that live in Southeast Missouri, Southeast Health does have Pfizer vaccines and distributes them at their clinics on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. “We do not actually have the capacity to hold the Pfizer vaccine here at the health center. So we’ll mostly be promoting the facilities that do have it, which they can be found on that vaccinefinder.gov,” said Maria Davis from Cape Girardeau County Health Department.
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