Great Mines Health Center Offered Vaccines to Potosi R-3 and Washington County


Arionna Johnson

On Wednesday, February 3, Great Mines Health Center hosted a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic for several members of the Potosi R-3 faculty and staff. This was the first of several mobile events planned for the school district. 


Great Mines Health Center, established in 2009, has two locations, one in Potosi and one in Farmington. In addition to offering mobile clinics for employees of large institutions and businesses, they are also offering vaccination clinics to the public by appointment only. They are also offering vaccinations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at their Potosi clinic. To make an appointment, please call the Great Mines Health Center at 573-GET-WELL. 


Additionally, Rebekah Jones Great Mines Chief Operating Director said that the National Guard will be offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Potosi Ambulance District on February 11-13 for high-risk individuals. The National Guard has 2,000 doses to distribute.


Jenifer Giliam, Great Mines Clinical Director said that they are following all CDC guidelines, and that anyone who receives the vaccination should plan to stay for 15 minutes after being vaccinated for observation. The COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses given 28 days apart.


The rest of the Great Mines team working the Potosi R-3 clinic included Tori Theiss, community health office; Kaitlyn Hall office staff; Bailey Nevins, RN; and Josh Barton, facilities manager. They all said that the vaccination clinics have been running smoothly and efficiently.