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Currently being vaccinated: Those 65 and older, emergency responders, K-12 special education staff, health care workers, Long-term care staff and residents, pandemic response workers

How do I get a vaccine?

 

 

COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to people in phases. If you are a Johnson County resident/worker, see our "What Phase Am I In?" page or download and review this document to determine your phase: Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Plan.

Department of Health & Environment Clinics

If you’re a Johnson County resident/worker eligible in Phase 2 and you haven’t taken JCDHE vaccine interest survey, fill out our interest form (En Español) or call 913-715-2819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Those eligible in Phase 2 who have completed the interested form will be contacted when appointments become available. We estimate it will take several weeks to vaccinate this large group of our population. We are currently vaccinating those who are age 65+ and subsets of high-contact critical workers. Once this population is vaccinated, we will move to the next category.

We will share links to vaccination opportunities as we hear about them. However, please know that at this time doses are still very limited in our county. You may want to bookmark some of these links and check them frequently to see if appointments open up.

Health Care Systems

Health care systems are currently vaccinating those eligible Johnson County residents/workers age 65+.

National Retail Pharmacy Program

Kansas has 12 pharmacy companies with more than 400 locations enrolled in the National Retail Pharmacy Program. Initially, there are 82 pharmacies receiving 8,700 doses of vaccine from the Federal Government to vaccinate Kansans aged 65+. 

The following pharmacies are participating in Johnson County (updated March 8).

Cedar Creek Pharmacy 
34040 Commerce Drive
De Soto, KS
Registration site: http://www.cedarcreekpharmacy.org/

Wal-Mart 
13600 S. Alden St.
Olathe, KS
Registration site: https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302

Balls Foods Pharmacies in several cities throughout Johnson County are participating in this program. When they have vaccine appointments available at their locations, they open appointments through their website at: https://www.ballsfoodspharmacy.com/.

Download this state document for a list of all of the participating pharmacies across the state.

Health care workers

If you are a health care-associated worker who lives or work in Johnson County, Kansas and you’re interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete this online survey: jocogov.org/healthcaresurvey. This information will assist us with our planning efforts to vaccinate all workers eligible in Phase 1 according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment: https://www.jocogov.org/clarification-regarding-phase-1-definition-healthcare-workers-outlined-state-kansas-vaccination-plan. If you do not fall into one of these categories do not complete the survey. 

Phase 1 workers will be required to provide proof of employment (employee badge, paystub, W-2 form, medical license/certificate) and personal identification when they arrive at the vaccination clinic.

80+ population

People in this age group who have not yet received their first dose should complete the interest form. Those who have successfully completed the county’s interest form and have not been vaccinated will receive a follow-up email or phone call from the county on how to book an appointment. We are regularly monitoring our data to ensure that everyone who takes this survey is being contacted when they are eligible for an appointment.

K-12 Staff

K-12 staff should reach out to their administrators regarding vaccine opportunities through Children's Mercy.

Licensed Child Care Staff

If you have not already been contacted regarding vaccine for licensed child care facility staff, please reach out to JCDHE’s child care licensing division at 913-477-8339 or send an email to [email protected] regarding vaccine opportunities through Children's Mercy.

Independent living residents

Independent living residents will be vaccinated through a new vaccine partnership with Hy-Vee and AuBurn Pharmacy.

Veterans

Veterans can get vaccines through the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Call 816-861-4700 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

See our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions about the vaccine. Additional questions can be emailed to [email protected].