Do you want the COVID-19 vaccine?
We know many of our members are interested in the COVID-19 vaccine. The information below will help you learn more about the roll out of the vaccine. The state of Missouri and some of its counties now allow you to submit your name to be notified when the vaccine is available for you.
The State of Missouri is conducting a phased roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine based on priority. Click on this link to submit information about you, including your employment and health (allergies, medications, etc.), to determine your eligibility and properly schedule your vaccine appointment. At the end of this form, your determined eligibility will (1) enable you to schedule your vaccine appointment or (2) provide you with further instructions on scheduling your vaccine appointment.
City of Kansas City: kcmo.gov/coronavirus. If you need assistance filling out the form call 311 or
Jackson County: jacohd.org/covid-19-vaccine-survey-tool.
Clay County: clayhealth.com/covidvaccine. A community phone line also offers up-to-date vaccine information: 816-415-3250.
Platte County: plattecountyhealthdept.com. A message on the website says it is not vaccinating the general public because of limited supply.
The State of Kansas is currently vaccinating people in Phase 1 and 2 of its distribution plan, which includes residents 65 and older, emergency responders and some critical jobs. In Johnson and Wyandotte counties, that means teachers and child care workers. Wyandotte also includes other “high-contact” workers, such as grocery store employees.
Wyandotte County: wycokck.org/COVID-19.
Johnson County: jocogov.org/covid-19-vaccine. If you need assistance or a Spanish translator, call 913-715-2819.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Don’t fill out the same survey more than once. Health department officials reported that someone in Johnson County filled out the vaccine survey 40 times. Don’t do that!
- Completing a survey does not give you an appointment or reserve a dose.
- You don’t need to keep calling to make sure your name got on a list. Most health departments and hospitals say they will notify you when they have an appointment for you.
- You need an appointment. Walk-ins aren’t accepted yet.
- Some counties are vaccinating both residents and county staff, even if the staff live in another county or on the other side of the state line. Pay attention to website instructions.
Stay safe and best wishes.
The KCPSRS Staff