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Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) continues to urge all who are age 12 and older to receive a vaccine during the COVID-19 vaccination clinic hours, which includes evening and weekend availability. Walk-in hours are also available. More details on clinic hours are listed below. 

This week, JCDHE reports that 50.1% of eligible persons in Johnson County are at least partially vaccinated. Current JCDHE vaccination efforts are shown on the COVID-19 dashboard

To request onsite vaccinations for a business, organization or event, a Community Vaccination Event Request form https://www.jocogov.org/community-covid-19-vaccination-event-request can be completed and submitted. 

“There are many appointments and opportunities to walk in and receive a vaccination” said Dr. Sanmi Areola, JCDHE director. “Please come and take advantage of the quick and easy process of getting your shot.”

The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of May 24. This is in accordance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vaccination Plan

  • Eligible persons (age 12 and older) – JCDHE will provide first doses for those eligible at the Lenexa vaccination site. Appointments at the Lenexa clinic will be 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday (May 25 and 26) and 3 –7 p.m., Thursday (May 27). Walk-in hours are available Tuesday and Wednesday (May 25 and 26) from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and Thursday (May 20) from 3–6:30 p.m. 
    • There is no Saturday vaccination clinic on May 29, due to the Memorial Day holiday.
    • 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 to be present at the time of vaccination if the parent/guardian is unavailable. A signed parental consent form is required.
  • Johnson County hospital systems – AdventHealth, Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU-Med and St. Luke’s Hospital are offering vaccinations. Links to their websites are available.
  • Federal Pharmacy Retail Program https://vaccinefinder.org for additional information.

JCDHE is taking the following actions to ensure vaccination equity: 

  • Those with transportation needsT: JCDHE will continue to offer transportation to a vaccine clinic for those needing it. This service can be requested by calling 913-715-2819.
  • Homebound population: JCDHE’s Outreach Nurses offer this service. It can be requested by calling 913-715-2819.
  • Vaccinations in community settings: These events are being scheduled, additional details will follow. JCDHE is working with community partners to offer these vaccinations.

JCDHE is automatically scheduling Pfizer second-dose appointments three weeks after the first vaccine and four weeks after the Moderna vaccine for the same day and time. More information is available on our second dose webpage.

We will keep the public updated on next week’s plans and the status of our dose allotment at jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine. 

Those with questions about vaccinations can contact [email protected] or by phone at 913-715-2819.
 

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482