COVID-19 vaccines available in Missouri, White’s in Raphine, Va.

June 1, 2021

Land Line Staff

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The Oak Grove 70 Petro in Oak Grove, Mo., with the help of the National Guard, has another COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

The Oak Grove 70 Petro is off of I-70 at Exit 28.

Vaccination clinics are scheduled for 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, according to a news release.

The clinic is open to anyone at least 12 years old. They will be conducted onsite at the truck stop in the main building.

This is a walk-in-only clinics. No appointments are needed, which is great news for truck drivers wishing to be vaccinated.

The Pfizer-BioNTech two-shot vaccine will be offered to anyone at least 12 years old, and the Johnson & Johnson-Janssen single-shot vaccine will be offered to anyone age 18 years old and older.

Truck drivers getting their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine can get their second shot elsewhere as long as it is 21 days after the first. They would need to contact a pharmacy, doctor’s office, another truck stop clinic or other outlet to get the second shot.

The Oak Grove 70 Petro provided a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 20 and May 27..

The Oak Grove 70 is owned by the Iowa 80 Group, which also owns Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa. The Iowa 80 Truckstop offered vaccine clinics in early May, and another Iowa 80 truck stop, the Joplin 44 Petro, offered a vaccination clinic on May 26.

Another Iowa 80 Truckstop opportunity

The Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced plans to host another vaccine clinic on June 3.

This one will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. and is walk-in only with no appointment needed. It is open to anyone ages 12 and older and will be conducted in the main building of the truck stop.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to those ages 12 and up and the Johnson & Johnson, single-shot vaccine will be offered to anyone ages 18 and up. If you get the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, however, you will need to get the second dose on your own after 3 weeks.

Vaccinations at White’s Travel Center

White’s Travel Center in Raphine, Va.,  is hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics all summer.

Clinics are offered from 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.  The clinic is walk-in only with no appointment needed. They are taking place in dining area of Destination Station.

The clinic began offering vaccinations the last week in May. The clinic is being presented in conjunction with Raphine Medical Associates, the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Transportation. All three of the major COVID vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna and the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be offered.

Mellyora Mason, marketing director at White’s, said the goal is to provide drivers and the community with the opportunity to become vaccinated throughout the summer.

Nationwide vaccination site resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says anyone having trouble locating a vaccination site can text their ZIP code to 438829 to receive a text with the closest COVID-19 vaccination location. The website www.Vaccines.gov is also available.

Truckers having a problem getting a vaccine also can contact OOIDA for assistance at 816-229-5791.

Vaccines at North Dakota-Manitoba border

North Dakota’s Essential Workers Cross-Border Vaccination Initiative is still in effect, reports a state official. Through the initiative, North Dakota North Dakota will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Manitoba-based truck drivers transporting goods to and from the United States. The program was announced in April.

There are still two clinics in North Dakota open for truckers going in and out of Canada. The first is at the Oriska rest area on I-94 near Tower City every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The second is at the Drayton rest area on I-29 near Drayton every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both clinics will be open at least through the first week of June, reports Land LineNow.

The vaccination sites offer the two-shot Moderna and one-shot Johnson & Johnson (also labeled Janssen) vaccinations. Vaccines also are open to North Dakotans ages 16 and older. You can sign up for your Moderna second dose at the time of the first or get instructions on how to schedule a second dose.

As a guide, click here to go to the Find a Vaccination Clinic webpage at NDVAX.org. Then enter the ZIP code of Drayton (58225) and press enter. The first listing should be Drayton Rest Area. If you aren’t able to find that, you can make an appointment along your route at the same link.

If a driver chooses a two-shot vaccine and the Drayton Rest Area clinic is no longer open, a driver can contact the local public health unit in Fargo or Grand Forks to schedule an appointment for the second dose:

  • Fargo Cass Public Health – 701-241-1360.
  • Grand Forks Public Health – 701-787-8100. LL

Click here for updates to state and federal COVID-19 orders.

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