HSHS giving COVID-19 shots without appointment to help deal with surge

HSHS giving COVID-19 shots without appointment to help deal with surge

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To make COVID-19 vaccine more available and combat vaccine hesitancy, Hospital Sisters Health System began to give vaccine doses without an appointment Monday at HSHS Medical Group’s drive-through clinic in the parking lot of Scheels in Springfield. 

The site, at 1118 Legacy Pointe Drive, will vaccinate people 16 and older with Pfizer-BioNTech doses from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. through Friday of this week, according to Tammy Lett, the medical group’s vice president of operations. 

HSHS decided to offer “walk-in” availability of vaccine at system’s Springfield site because of increasing supplies of vaccine and because of waning demand for appointments made online, she said.  

Lett, a registered nurse, said she is “very concerned” about rising number of COVID-19 cases statewide, including in Sangamon County. Making vaccine even more convenient to obtain could help stem the resurgence, she said. 



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