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Questions About Covid-19 Vaccine

 

How do I get a vaccine

The facility is located at 15500 W. 108th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Bring the following to your vaccination appointment:

  • JCDHE's vaccine consent form (if you do not have access to print this form, you will be able to fill one out at the vaccination site.)
  • A photo ID
  • Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (second doses only)

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

No, JCDHE is still an important source for vaccinating different groups of people. We provide vaccines to health systems (AdventHealth, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU Med and St. Luke's Hospital) because patients are used to getting vaccinations through their health care systems, and it’s better for the public if vaccines are being given at multiple locations.

Due to the large amount of staffing required for clinics, weather conditions and the volume of individuals coming through clinics, it would be difficult for Johnson County to conduct. Mobile vaccine clinics may be available to limited groups in the near future.

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

People who have made an appointment and received a confirmation email can change or cancel their appointment through that confirmation email. Information in the email gives them the option of rescheduling or canceling.

There is no cost for the vaccine through JCDHE.

VaccineFinder helps you find the most up-to-date list of clinics, pharmacies and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States: vaccinefinder.org/search/.

Any health care provider that wants a supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to administer to their patients or staff needs to email a request to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at [email protected]. KDHE will send the health care provider an enrollment form and instructions on how to order, store and administer the vaccine.

Yes, if you age 12+, you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Essential workers in Johnson County, KS can schedule an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

No. When you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend getting the vaccine from any provider that makes it available to you. You may want to ask the provider if there is a residency requirement.

You will need to contact your doctor directly to find out if they are a COVID-19 vaccinator. Not every doctor’s office has the storage capability required for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

They can call the Department of Health and Environment at 913-715-2819. This line is also available for those who speak Spanish. Our staff can assist Johnson County residents and employees in securing a slot when vaccines become available.

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

Who is getting vaccinated now

Anyone age 12+ can make an appointment at jocogov.org/covidvaccine.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available to children age 12 and older in Kansas. Appointments can be scheduled at jocogov.org/covidvaccine or visit us during walk-in hours. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18: dispenseassist.net/Covid.html. Children age 15 and younger receiving a COVID-19 vaccination must be accompanied by an adult. A parent/guardian is preferable; however, the parent/guardian may designate a non-parent adult on the consent form to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable.

Please see our “How do I get a vaccine?” page for links to health care systems and pharmacies offering the vaccine.

Quarantine, What do I need to know about vaccines

Vaccinated persons who are exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Are within 6 months of receiving the last dose in the series
  • Have not had any symptoms since the current COVID-19 exposure

If any of the three criteria are not met, persons should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
 

While COVID-19 vaccines have demonstrated high efficacy at preventing severe and symptomatic COVID-19, there is currently limited information on how much the vaccines might reduce transmission and how long protection lasts. In addition, the efficacy of the vaccines against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants is not known. At this time, fully vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, following CDC travel guidance, and following any applicable workplace or school guidance, including guidance related to personal protective equipment use or SARS-CoV-2 testing.

What do I need to know about vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided this information on their website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Anyone interested in volunteering to help in Johnson County's vaccination effort can sign up at the Heart to Heart International website. Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is listed in a dropdown list for “Where did you hear about us?” The county will be able to pull more vaccinators from this group to assist in vaccine clinics as well as in other roles.

JCDHE signed the agreement with Heart to Heart International to serve as the portal for individuals who wish to volunteer during this critical time in the pandemic. JCDHE forwarded the contact information for almost 300 community members who have inquired about volunteering. If you have asked about volunteering in the past, look for an email from Heart to Heart. They will contact you to get the process started.

COVID-19 is one of the leading causes of death in Johnson County, behind heart disease and cancer. Masking, physical distancing, washing hands and staying home when you’re sick are all ways to reduce the risk of spread. However, the vaccine is the most effective method for the county to reach herd immunity – a point when we no longer need to worry about spread of the disease in our community. Between 60-80% of the population must be vaccinated to reach herd immunity.

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is working on a comprehensive vaccine dashboard, similar to the state’s, that would display this information on an ongoing basis. For the time being, you can view limited vaccine received and administered information on jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine.

It is not our practice to discard any vaccine after any COVID-19 vaccination clinic that we operate. Our staff carefully monitors the number of people in line at our clinics and the number of doses on hand. If one or two doses remain at the end of our clinics, we give it to a first responder or another staff member who is working at the clinic thereby ensuring that no doses are wasted.

Yes, we still have a long way to go to vaccinating our population. Although you may become fully protected a couple of weeks following your second dose, we don't yet fully know if you can still transmit the virus to others. Until more of the population is vaccinated, we should continue to protect our neighbors, and abide by the mask and public health orders.

Stay up to date on vaccine distribution

This information is and will continue to be shared on the jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine webpage. It’s also being shared with local media for promotion in print/television/radio. Additionally, you can subscribe to our daily e-newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Friday by email at jocogov.org/COVIDnewsletter.

We are working closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, federal elected officials and regional health partners to get as much vaccine as possible, as quickly as possible. Hospitals get doses directly from the state, and the county receives what is left. Long-term care facilities get doses directly from the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program.

How do I get my second dose

Your second dose of vaccine is due on or after the due date on the back of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. You should receive all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the most protection.

If you received your first dose from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), then your second dose is automatically scheduled for the same time at the vaccination site in Lenexa (15500 W. 108th Street) either three weeks after the first dose if you received a Pfizer vaccine or four weeks after the first dose if you received a Moderna vaccine. Please see our "How do I get my second dose?" page for more second dose information or if you need to reschedule your second dose appointment.

Please bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, your photo ID and a printed and signed COVID-19 vaccine consent form with you to your second dose appointment.

Ideally, you want to get the second dose within a few days of the due date, but current CDC recommendations say you can get the second dose up to 42 days after your first dose.

 

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Questions or concerns?

If you have questions about Johnson County’s public health recommendations, email [email protected].

If you have virus-related questions, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline. You can also call this number if you need a safe place to quarantine or isolate.

Staffed by public health professionals.
913-715-CV19 (2819)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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913-477-8361
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