Information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations
This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) introduced a new vaccination tab on the COVID-19 dashboard that offers additional information about the vaccination progress in our community.
JCDHE urges all who are age 16 and older to receive a vaccine during the COVID-19 vaccination hours that includes evening and weekend availability. Walk-in hours are also available. More details on clinic hours are listed below.
“Our public health goal is to put vaccines in as many arms as possible,” said Dr. Sanmi Areola, JCDHE director. “The vaccine is the best way to prevent a COVID-19 infection and stay healthy”.
The following is Johnson County’s vaccination plan for the week of May 10. This is in accordance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vaccination Plan.
- Eligible persons (age 16 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 11 and 12) and 3 p. m – 7 p.m., Thursday (May 13). Walk-in hours are available Tuesday and Wednesday (May 11 and 12) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Thursday (May 13) from 3-6:30 p.m.
- 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 working with community partners to conduct smaller vaccine events as well. More details will follow as planning efforts continue.
JCDHE is taking the following actions to ensure vaccination equity:
- Those with transportation needs. 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 homeless shelters, those staying in other shelters and other highly impacted populations will continue as needed and vaccine availability. 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.