Feb. 17—The Joplin Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to 27 people during an upcoming clinic.
Appointments will be scheduled from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. Friday at the Joplin Health Department, 321 E. Fourth St. Individuals must have an appointment to receive a vaccine.
The city will open the scheduling phone line at 9 a.m. Thursday to fill the 27 appointments. Residents can register by calling 417-623-4973.
The clinic is open to Missourians who are in:
—Phase 1A, which includes patient-facing health care workers and residents and staff of nursing homes.
—Phase 1B, Tier 1, which includes first responders, pubic safety workers and other health care workers.
—Phase 1B, Tier 2, which includes people 65 and older and individuals with illnesses that put them at higher risk of getting seriously sick from COVID-19, including cancer, intellectual or developmental disabilities, pregnancy, kidney disease, diabetes and heart conditions.