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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

Who is getting vaccinated now?

Week of March 1, 2021

By the end of Feb. 26, 2021, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have provided well over 63,000 first-dose vaccines, either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. See chart below. This includes our county’s educators, school staff and childcare providers.

Doses chart

As of 2/24/21

Johnson County

  • 1st dose administered: 44,409
  • 2nd dose administered: 22,941
  • Total doses administered: 67,400

JCDHE

  • 1st dose administered: 19,423
  • 2nd dose administered: 14,057
  • Total doses administered: 33,480

This data is incomplete due to delays in data reporting and technical issues with the reporting systems.

JCDHE has changed its process for second dose appointments. JCDHE is automatically scheduling second dose appointments exactly three weeks after the first vaccine at the same time and location. More information is available on our second dose webpage.

The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of March 1. If we do not receive our allotted doses for next week, these plans are subject to change.

  • 65+ population – JCDHE will offer appointments for those age 65 and older starting Wednesday, March 3. This includes people 80 and older who still need to get vaccinated. Johnson County hospital systems – AdventHealthMenorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional, Overland Park Regional, KU Med, St. Luke's Hospital are offering vaccinations. Go to their websites for more information.
  • K-12 public and private school staff and daycare providers – These individuals will continue to be vaccinated through Children’s Mercy next week at various locations. Eligible staff should receive information from their school or district administration. Additional clinics for daycare center staff and home childcare providers who completed the county’s interest survey have been scheduled.
  • Independent Living Facilities – JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1,900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
  • Federal Pharmacy Retail Program – This began last week, see jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine for additional information.
  • Health care workers and anyone in the Phase 2 Tier 1 categories who missed their first dose – These individuals can make an appointment at any available vaccination clinic. 

People eligible for Phase 2 should take the county’s interest form if they haven’t yet. They will receive a follow-up email or phone call from the county on how to book an appointment when doses become available for them. We are regularly monitoring our data to ensure that everyone who takes this survey is being contacted when they are eligible for an appointment.


Week of Feb. 22, 2021

By the end of today, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have vaccinated more than 50,000 people either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. Progress includes vaccinating nearly 40 percent of our county’s educators and school staff. In addition, results from an informal JCDHE survey indicate that all of our county’s Long-Term Care Facilities have received their first and second doses as part of the Federal Pharmacy Program.

The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of Feb. 22. However, it should be noted that we still have not received next week’s doses due weather delays. If we do not receive our allotted doses for next week, these plans are subject to change.

  • Health care workers – JCDHE continues to schedule healthcare workers whose second doses are due for appointments next week. Appointments are being scheduled via a unique link.
  • 80+ population – The county will provide limited appointments for first and second doses to this group next week. People in this age group must please 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.
  • 65+ population - Johnson County hospital systems – Advent Health, Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU-Med, St. Luke’s Hospital are offering vaccinations. Go to their websites for more information.
  • K-12 public and private school staff and daycare providers – These individuals will continue to be vaccinated through Children’s Mercy next week at various locations. Eligible staff should receive information from their school or district administration. Additional clinics for daycare center staff and home childcare providers who completed the county’s interest survey have been scheduled.
  • Independent Living Facilities – JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
  • Federal Pharmacy Retail Program – Began this week, See jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine/how-do-I-get-a-vaccine for additional information.
  • Anyone in the Tier 1 categories who missed their first dose – These individuals can make an appointment at any available vaccination clinic.

Week of Feb. 15, 2021

By the end of today, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will have vaccinated more than 43,000 people either at its own clinics or through our health care system partners. JCDHE received 6,825 doses from the state to be used next week. Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of JCDHE, announced on Feb. 11 at the regular meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners the following vaccination plans for the week of Feb. 15:

  • Health care workers – JCDHE reached out to more than 6,800 people whose second doses are due for appointments next week. Appointments are being scheduled via a unique link.
  • 80+ population – The county will provide second doses to this group next week. JCDHE contacted more than 4,500 people to make appointments to attend vaccine clinics next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. People in this age group 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.
  • 65+ population – Johnson County hospital systems – Advent Health, Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU-Med, St. Luke’s Hospital are offering vaccinations. Go to their websites for more information.
  • K-12 public and private school staff and daycare providers – These individuals will continue to be vaccinated through Children’s Mercy next week at various locations. Eligible staff should receive information from their school or district administration. Saturday is a clinic for daycare center staff and home childcare providers who completed the county’s interest survey.
  • Independent Living Facilities – JCDHE is working with Hy-Vee and Auburn pharmacy to provide vaccinations to 1900 people in 27 independent living facilities.
  • Heart to Heart International – JCDHE has finalized an agreement with Heart to Heart to assist in the coordination of volunteers. hearttoheart.org/vaccination-effort/ 
  • Anyone in the Tier 1 categories who missed their first dose – these individuals can make an appointment at any available vaccination clinic.

Week of Feb. 8, 2021

Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Department of Health and Environment, announced on Feb. 5 at the regular meeting of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners the following vaccination plans for the week of Feb. 8:

  • Beginning today, when people take the interest survey, they will receive a confirmation email that it was successfully completed. This is an improvement we are making based on community feedback.
  • Health care workers – JCDHE is reaching out today to 3,800 people whose second doses are due for appointments next week. Appointments are being scheduled via a unique link.
  • 80+ population - The county will continue vaccinating persons in this category. The majority of those contacted this week and next will be vaccinated at clinics next week on Wednesday and Thursday. Please 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.
  • 65+ population - Johnson County hospital systems – Advent Health, Menorah, Overland Park Regional, Olathe Health, KU-Med, St. Luke’s Hospital are beginning vaccinations. Go to their websites for more information.
  • K-12 public and private school staff and daycare providers – These individuals will continue to be vaccinated through Children’s Mercy next week at various locations. Eligible staff should receive information from their school or district administration. Next Saturday will be a clinic for daycare center staff and home child care providers who completed the county’s interest survey.
  • First responders (fire, police and Sheriff’s Office) – The last clinic for this group will be held on Monday.
  • Anyone in the Tier 1 categories who missed their dose – These individuals can make an appointment at any available vaccination clinic.

Week of Feb. 4, 2021

The following is an update of the vaccination plans for the week of Feb. 1:

  • JCDHE is vaccinating first responders (fire, police and Sheriff’s Office), health care workers who are due for their second dose and a portion of those 80 and older who have already taken the interest survey.
  • For the 65+ population, to start with, JCDHE has provided vaccine to KU Med, Olathe Health or AdventHealth health care systems. These health systems will book appointments based upon vaccine availability, but do not call for an appointment. You will be contacted by them.
  • Children’s Mercy is vaccinating K-12 public school special education staff and Kansas School for the Deaf staff. Eligible staff should receive information from their school or district administration.

Those 80 and older 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.

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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.

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