Sept. 23, 2021–Missouri Western State University and Heart to Heart International are sponsoring two COVID-19 vaccination events on campus in September and October. The events on Tuesday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 26 will be held from noon to 4:30 the Hoff Conference Rooms, Blum Student Union rooms 218-219. The events are free and open to the public as well as the campus community. Walk-ins are welcome, or people can register at

Participants will be able to choose from the three vaccines currently approved for use in the U.S. Those who choose one of the two-shot vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) can receive the first shot at the September event and the second at the October. The one-shot vaccine (J&J Janssen) will be available at both. Anyone who qualifies for a booster shot will also be able to get that at either event.

“Our message to the campus community has been consistent: widespread vaccination is the best way to ensure that we are able to remain operational and to continue offering the vibrant, on-campus experience for our students as we are doing this fall and beyond,” said Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, Missouri Western’s president. “I’m very happy that Heart to Heart International has agreed to assist in working with our campus and the St. Joseph community.”

Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization based in Lenexa, Kansas with a mission of improving health care access in the United States and around the world. They recently received a federal grant to increase COVID-19 vaccine access.

About Missouri Western: Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit

About Heart to Heart International: Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a global humanitarian organization focused on improving access to health. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has delivered medical aid and supplies worth $2 billion to more than 130 countries, including within the United States. To learn more, visit