In recent weeks, counties in Southwest Missouri have experienced a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Delta variant has been identified in many cases and is believed to be contributing to the increase. Cases in Laclede, Phelps, and Pulaski counties are elevated with 217, 294, and 210 respectively in the past 14 days. COMC will be holding a mass vaccination event in St. Robert at Club Rodeo Midway on August 4th from 10 am – 2 pm. The booster event will take place at the same location on August 31st from 2 pm – 6 pm. During these events, COMC will be able to vaccinate anyone age 12 and up. Pfizer vaccines will be available for individuals between the ages of 12-17, Moderna will be given to individuals Age 18 and up. Each person that receives a vaccine will be given a ticket to enter for a drawing of various prizes. Vaccinated individuals can log in and enter their vaccine information into the state’s website to be registered to win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000. Go to covidvaccine.mo.gov/win/ For more information, call 1-877-406-COMC, or go to www.CentralOzarks.org.