Looking to get the Covid vaccine in Kansas? Check out this blog post to learn about the different vaccine distribution sites in the state.
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The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are currently the only two Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. In order to receive either of these vaccines, you must be a Kansas resident and be 18 years of age or older.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, as of February 8, 2021, the following groups are eligible to receive the vaccine:
The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people aged 16 and up, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for people aged 18 and up.
You may be asked to show proof of age when you get your vaccine.
There are many different health conditions that may make you eligible for the vaccine. These include:
-Chronic kidney disease
-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
-Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
-Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
-Obesity (BMI of 30 or greater)
-Sickle cell disease
Women who are pregnant can get the COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC recommends that pregnant women get the vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Pregnant women are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. For more information, please see the CDC’s recommendations for pregnant women.
Types of Vaccines
There are two types of vaccines available to protect against COVID-19: inactivated (killed) vaccines and live attenuated (modified) vaccines. Killed vaccines are made from viruses or bacteria that have been killed by chemicals or heat. Liveattenuated vaccines are made from viruses or bacteria that have been weakened so that they can no longer cause disease.
You may receive the vaccine at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, health department, or through your employer. If you are homebound, you may have someone come to your home to give you the vaccine.
Wichita is home to numerous vaccine providers, including but not limited to Via Christi, Wesley Healthcare, Walmart, CVS, Sam’s Club, and more. Most providers require an appointment for the vaccine. Please use the Kansas Vaccine Finder linked below to find a provider and schedule an appointment near you.
Kansas Vaccine Finder: https://vaccinate.ks.gov/
The CDC has a search tool that lets you find vaccine providers near you. Just enter your ZIP code to see a list of locations. Check the website or call the provider before you go to make sure they have vaccine available.
Some locations that currently have vaccines are:
-bedford park district
-jewish community center
There are many locations in Topeka where you can get the Covid vaccine. Below is a list of some of the most popular places.
-Stormont Vail Health: You can schedule an appointment for the Covid vaccine at Stormont Vail Health by calling (785) 270-4100.
-The Topeka Zoo: The Topeka Zoo is offering the Covid vaccine to all eligible people. You can schedule an appointment by calling (785) 368-9180.
-Washburn University: Washburn University is offering the Covid vaccine to all eligible students, faculty, and staff. You can schedule an appointment by calling (785) 670-2000.
You can get the vaccine at the Olathe Health Clinic. The address is:
Olathe Health Clinic
14300 W 119th St, Olathe, KS 66062
The Governor of Kansas has prioritized the distribution of the Covid vaccine to people in high-risk groups, including health care workers and people over the age of 65. However, there are limited supplies of the vaccine available and it may take some time for everyone who wants the vaccine to be able to get it. You can check the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website for updates on where to get the vaccine.