MU Health Care in Columbia has hundreds of open vaccine appointments –

Southeast Missouri State University mass vaccination site

The vaccine clinic at the Farmington Civic Center will be set up similar to one being held at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. It will not be a walk-in clinic. (Photo via Parkland Health Center)

Update: Hospital officials said 3,000 vaccine appointments were filled in less than three hours after the announcement. 

Our earlier story, posted at 12:30 p.m.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hospital officials here announced Thursday they are trying to fill “hundreds” of open vaccine appointment slots this week.

“This opportunity is the result of successfully shrinking numbers of eligible unvaccinated individuals and an increasing supply of vaccine doses,” read a press release about the announcement sent to reporters across the state.

Those who meet current state eligibility requirements, such as those over age 65 or with high-risk conditions, can visit to schedule an appointment. Slots are available for Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7.

The doses are provided by University of Missouri Health Care at its vaccination site: the Walsworth Family Columns Club at MU’s football stadium. The site allows for appropriate spacing and minimal wait times, officials said.