Booster Doses

Appointments must be made for first, second, additional or booster COVID-19 vaccines. JCDHE is not able to accommodate walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to enhance the superior protection that the vaccine already provides against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 infection. With the Omicron variant's dominance as the circulating strain and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster shot will help strengthen protection against severe disease and complications.

More information about CDC’s booster dose recommendation.

Pfizer-BioNTech

Anyone age 12 and older can receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose starting 5 months after completing the initial 2-dose Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. For example, if you received your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on April 15, 2021, your booster dose is due on or after Sept. 15, 2021.

Boosters are not approved for Pfizer vaccine recipients under the age of 12.

Moderna

Anyone age 18 and older can receive a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster starting 5 months after completing the initial 2-dose Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series. For example, if you received your second dose of the Moderna vaccine on April 15, 2021, your booster dose is due on or after Sept. 15, 2021.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

A single booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) is preferred in most situations for anyone age 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The booster dose can be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single-dose vaccination. For example, if you received your J&J vaccination on April 15, 2021, your booster dose is due on or after June 15, 2021.

Eligible individuals age 18 and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Individuals aged 12-17 years are only eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster.

There is plenty of vaccine supply in the United States, so you can get a booster dose at a time and location that is convenient for you. You do not have to get your booster dose from the same place you received your first or second dose. You can go to your healthcare provider or any pharmacy to get a vaccine.

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/ or vacunas.gov/buscar/. Anyone can now text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489), to get the contact information of locations near them with available vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Locations and Hours

An appointment is required to get a COVID-19 vaccine at JCDHE’s clinic in Mission. Schedule an appointment in Mission or call 913-715-2819. Phones are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please arrive NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES prior to your appointment time.

Mission Vaccination Clinic 

Northeast Office Building, 6000 Lamar Ave., Suite 140, Mission, KS 66202

What to Bring to Your Vaccine Appointment

1. Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card with you so the vaccine provider can determine if you are eligible for a booster dose. Your booster dose will be documented on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card. You may also want to bring photo identification with you in case the provider asks for it.

If you lost or damaged your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card and you received your COVID-19 vaccination from JCDHE, please complete this form in English or Spanish and return it to us via email, fax or regular mail to request a replacement COVID-19 Vaccination Card.

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination from another provider (i.e., doctor’s office, pharmacy, out of state provider), contact them directly for a replacement. JCDHE only has vaccination records for people who received their COVID-19 vaccine(s) at a JCDHE clinic.

2. Proof of Appointment

Bring a printed copy of your appointment confirmation or provide an electronic version on your smartphone indicating date, time and location of your vaccine appointment. Please arrive NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES prior to your appointment time.

3. Printed and signed Vaccine Consent Form (Dispense Assist)

Complete this form online in English or Spanish. Print the form, sign it and date it. If you do not have access to a printer, you will need to complete and sign the form at the vaccination site.

A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18. 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.

How Do I Get My Booster Dose?

If I got my first or second dose outside of Johnson County, KS, do I have to return to that same location for my booster dose?

No. There are plenty of COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States, so you can get your booster dose at any location that is convenient for you (clinic, pharmacy, employer). Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card with you so the vaccine provider can determine if you are eligible for a booster dose. Your booster dose will be documented on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card.

Do I need to get my booster dose from JCDHE if I got my first two doses from JCDHE?

No. There are plenty of COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States, so you can get your booster dose at any location that is convenient for you (clinic, pharmacy, employer). Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card with you so the vaccine provider can determine if you are eligible for a booster dose. Your booster dose will be documented on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card.

What items do I need to bring with me to my vaccination appointment?

Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card with you so the vaccine provider can determine if you are eligible for a third/booster dose. Your booster dose will be documented on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card. 

If you are getting vaccinated at a JCDHE clinic, you also need to bring proof of your appointment (print or electronic version) and a completed and signed vaccine consent form. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can complete the vaccine consent form at the clinic. A parent/guardian must sign the vaccine consent form for any child under the age of 18. 

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.

Do I need an appointment for a booster dose?

We recommend you reach out to your preferred vaccine provider and ask if an appointment is necessary for a booster dose. You can search for a nearby vaccine provider by visiting vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233

JCDHE anticipates there will be high demand for booster doses, so they are resuming an appointment system for first, second, third/booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Schedule a vaccination appointment in Mission or call 913-715-2819, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When will JCDHE offer booster doses?

JCDHE now offers booster doses by appointment only at the Mission clinic.

How will residents in long-term care facilities receive their booster dose?

Long-term care facilities will give COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to their residents. 

Most facilities partner with a local pharmacy to give vaccinations on-site to residents and staff. Facilities that don’t have a pharmacy partner can contact JCDHE for assistance. Please contact the facility to inquire about their booster dose vaccination plan.

Where can I get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

There are plenty of COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States, so you can get your booster dose at any location that is convenient for you. You do not have to get your booster dose from the same place you received your first or second dose.

Contact your employer or healthcare provider to find out if they are offering booster doses. Search for a nearby vaccine provider by visiting vaccines.gov, text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233. Schedule an appointment for a booster dose at JCDHE’s Mission vaccination clinic or call 913-715-2819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card with you so the vaccine provider can determine if you are eligible for a booster dose. Your booster dose will be documented on your COVID-19 Vaccination Record card.

When can I get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC recommends booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible.

Does my booster dose have to be the same brand as my first two doses?

Eligible individuals age 18 and older may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Individuals aged 12-17 years are only eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Is the booster dose the same as a third dose?

Sometimes people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised do not build enough (or any) protection when they first get a vaccination. When this happens, getting another dose of the vaccine can sometimes help them build more protection against the disease. This appears to be the case for some immunocompromised people and COVID-19 vaccines. CDC recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people consider receiving an additional (third) dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

In contrast, a “booster dose” refers to another dose of a vaccine that is given to someone who built enough protection after vaccination, but then that protection decreased over time (this is called waning immunity).

Does everyone need to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC recommends a booster dose to enhance the superior protection that two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and one dose of the J&J vaccine already provide against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 infection. With the Omicron variant’s dominance as the circulating strain and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster shot will help strengthen protection against severe disease in those populations who are at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or the complications from severe disease. 

More information about CDC’s booster dose recommendation.

Will I have to show proof that I’m eligible for a third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

JCDHE will not request proof of individuals’ health conditions. Those who receive a third dose will be asked to complete an attestation form acknowledging they qualify under CDC criteria. For those unable to complete the form online, paper copies will be available at JCDHE’s walk-in vaccination clinics.