How to Get the COVID Vaccine in Kansas

Wondering how to get the COVID vaccine in Kansas? We’ve got you covered. Check out this blog post for all the details.

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Introduction

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a critical step in protecting yourself and your community from the virus. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working to ensure that all Kansas residents have the opportunity to receive the vaccine.

There are two types of vaccine available: the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine. Both are highly effective in preventing COVID-19 infection. The Kansas Vaccine Allocation Plan prioritizes groups of people who are at highest risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

As of January 2021, KDHE is vaccinating people in Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and Phase 2 of the vaccination plan. To find out if you are eligible for a vaccine in Kansas, please visit the KDHE website.

If you are eligible for a vaccine, there are several ways to make an appointment:

-The easiest way to get vaccinated is through your health care provider. Many providers are now offering vaccines to their patients. Please contact your provider to see if they have vaccines available and to make an appointment.
-KDHE has also set up mass vaccination sites across the state where anyone can get vaccinated, regardless of their health insurance status. To find a mass vaccination site near you, please use this tool on the KDHE website.
-Some pharmacies in Kansas are also now offering vaccines. You can use this tool on the KDHE website to find a pharmacy near you that has vaccines available.
-You can also call 2-1-1 (or 888-427-3020) to be connected with a local resource center that can help you make an appointment for a vaccine if you do not have internet access or need assistance making an appointment.

How to make an appointment

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced that the state will begin vaccinating select groups of people on December 29th. If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can make an appointment online or by calling the KDHE.

Online

You can make an appointment online by visiting the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website. Click on the “Appointment Scheduler” button and follow the instructions. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, contact information, and insurance information.

Call center

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently only available to certain groups of people in Kansas. If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can make an appointment by calling the Kansas Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-573-8343.

What to expect

You may be wondering how to get the COVID vaccine in Kansas. The good news is that the process is fairly simple and there are a few different options available to you. In this article, we will walk you through the different ways that you can get the vaccine in Kansas.

At the appointment

Plan to arrive at your appointment 10-15 minutes early. When you arrive, you will be asked to provide the following:

-The name of the vaccine you received
-The date you received the vaccine
-The name and phone number of the person who administered the vaccine
You will also be asked screening questions and given a brief physical exam to make sure you are feeling well enough to receive the vaccine.

After the appointment

After you have received the vaccine, you should stay at the vaccination site for at least 15 minutes to make sure you do not have a severe allergic reaction. You will be given a vaccine card or sheet that includes the date you received the vaccine and the type of vaccine you received. It is important to keep this card so that you know when you need to receive your second dose of the vaccine (if it is a 2-dose vaccine).

Resources

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is distributing the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the state of Kansas. If you live in Kansas, you can get the vaccine at a KDHE-recognized provider, such as a hospital, clinic, or pharmacy. You can also get the vaccine at a Kansas state-run mass vaccination site.

Online

The easiest way to get the vaccine is online. The state government has a website where you can sign up to be notified when the vaccine is available in your area. You can also check with your local health department to see if they have any openings.

State hotline

The state has set up a hotline to help residents schedule appointments for the vaccine. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number is 1-855-600-3453.

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