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Important information from JCDHE regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

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.

Get more information about the vaccinations in Johnson County at jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine.

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