Residents get questions about COVID-19 vaccine answered during “Vaccine Day”

Vaccine Day Call Center

JOPLIN, Mo. – 134: that’s the number of four-state residents who called during our “Vaccine Day”.

KOAM and FOX 14 partnered with Mercy Hospital in Joplin to host a call center staffed with professionals to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Those on the phones say callers had a number of questions with many focusing on their medical history and how it could impact their reaction to the vaccine.

Mercy’s Medical Staff Manager Andrea Waggoner says “We had a lot of patients who were thankful that we had this opportunity, so they might be older people who are not on social media to research, or maybe not research things, but, I believe they appreciated the opportunity to call in and speak to someone and answer what we could.”

We of course want to extend a special thank you to Mercy Hospital and the staff that helped out with Vaccine Day.