How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in each county in the Kansas City metro

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KANSAS CITY METRO — As pharmaceutical companies race to pump out COVID-19 vaccinations, municipalities across the Kansas City metro are trying to figure out how to distribute their limited supplies of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.

Some have created surveys to help the rollout process, while others must decide internally how to distribute inoculations.

Here’s what Kansas City area residents need to know about how to get a vaccine in their area. Local governments are sorted by state in alphabetical order. (Click here to scroll to Kansas)

Missouri

The state of Missouri released a COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan consisting of three primary phases, with Phase 1 having sub-phases A and B. Phase 1B also includes three tiers.

As of April 9, every person 16 years old and older are eligible to get vaccinated in Missouri.

The Missouri National Guard has been deployed to help with vaccine distribution. The guard has been working with the state health department to hold mass vaccination events across the state.

Additionally, Missouri has focused on distributing the majority of its vaccine allotment to select, major hospitals across the state. Get in contact with hospitals in your area to see if they’re a provider.

Parson said each person who hasn’t been vaccinated, but is interested, needs to register for Missouri’s vaccine navigator. They will be notified when their particular group is eligible and get alerts on events in their area.

Find more information about the state’s plan on the Missouri vaccine website. The state has also released a map of Missouri vaccine providers for those in the activated phases/tiers.

Bates County

Bates County has started a wait list for residents wanting to get vaccinated. Call the Bates County Health Center at 660-679-6108 to add your name. When the county receives vaccine shipments, officials will call to set up an appointment.

Caldwell County

Caldwell County is working to vaccinate people who qualify for for Missouri’s current activated phases and tiers. You can schedule an appointment online through the health department.

It also launched this survey site to collect information from people who are interested in a vaccine.

The county’s health department is encouraging residents to sign up for text alerts to stay updated about the latest COVID-19 and vaccine news in the area.

Cass County

The Cass County Health Department has four vaccination events in April. Appointments are required and can be made online or through the Missouri Vaccinator site.

Clinics are scheduled for April 23-24.

Clay County

Clay County Public Health has been administering COVID-19 vaccinations since early January. They continue to offer vaccination appointments for those who qualify.

All Missouri residents who are in one of the state’s activated phases/tiers are eligible to sign up via Clay County’s interest form linked above. Operation Safe will send invitations based phases/tiers and in the order in which forms were submitted.

Be sure to check your text messages and email/spam folders.

More information can be found on the county’s COVID-19 vaccine website.

Clinton County

Health officials are asking anyone who wants a COVID vaccine to register on the state’s new vaccination site — even if they have already registered with Clinton County — to be notified of any clinics or vaccination events in the area.

Henry County

Henry County’s health department is now vaccinating residents as supply is available. If you meet Phase 1B criteria in any tier, call the Health Center at 660-885-8193 to schedule your appointment.

Health officials are encouraging residents to stay in contact with the local contact and/or pharmacies to check for more vaccine availability.

If you’d like to get on the health department’s list, they’ve set up a phone to take your information when more vaccine is available. Call or text 660-492-6605 and leave a message. Make sure the message includes your name, phone number and what tier you qualify to get a vaccine.

Independence

Independence, which has its own health department separate from Jackson County, is asking citizens to schedule vaccine appointments online.

You can find the latest COVID-19 vaccine information from Independence here.

Jackson County

Jackson County officials have asked all residents to fill out a COVID-19 vaccine survey, provided by the health department. The survey asks for contact information, occupation, and pre-existing medical conditions.

Officials will contact those who participate when it is their time to get inoculated; however, the Jackson County health department has said their supply is extremely low. Several hospitals and pharmacies in the county are vaccinating those eligible.

Truman Medical Center is also helping with vaccinations for the public. Schedule your appointment by calling 404-CARE.

Johnson County

There are still vaccine appointments available for the Mass vaccination clinic in Warrensburg, Missouri, on April 20-21. Appointments are required and can be made online.

Kansas City

Kansas City officials have created an online survey for patient-facing healthcare professionals who have not yet received the vaccine. The survey will ask which organization you work for, your type of practice and more.

The city has also created an online survey for KC residents interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine. There is also a KC survey available in Spanish.

As vaccines are available, the KC Health Department or another provider will use the information provided to contact you with more instructions on how to schedule a vaccine appointment.

If you don’t have access to the internet, call 311 or 816-513-1313. When prompted press 3 and then 1. If you can complete the form online, please do so. It is available in English and Spanish.

Truman Medical Center is also helping with vaccinations for the public. Schedule your appointment by calling 404-CARE.

Lafayette County

Lafayette County is now organizing COVID-19 vaccination clinics for this week. To receive a vaccination, you must fall into a category that is open for vaccination.

Make an appointment online, or call 660-229-5293 or 816-807-5795 with questions.

Platte County

The Platte County Health Department has been receiving COVID-19 vaccines. The county lists vaccine clinics on its Facebook page.

People living in Platte County, outside of Kansas City, are asked to complete a brief survey. The health department will use information to contact you with instructions about how to schedule an appointment as supply is available.

Residents are also encouraged to fill out Clay County’s form to potentially get an appointment at the mass vaccination events being held at Cerner headquarters, as well as Missouri’s vaccine registration and to check with local hospitals and pharmacies.

Ray County

A Ray County health care provider received a very small shipment of vaccines. To be added to the health department’s waitlist, call 816-776-5413. Residents are also encouraged to check with local health care providers.

Kansas

Kansas has released a vaccine rollout plan that details five primary phases, starting with healthcare workers and those living and working in long-term care facilities. As of March 29, everyone in the state 16 years and older is eligible for a vaccination.

To help, the state has produced a ‘Find My Vaccine’ tool, which shows Kansans where to get COVID-19 shots.

Find more information about the state’s plan on the Kansas vaccine website.

Douglas County

Douglas County is vaccinating thousands of people.

If you need help scheduling an appointment, call the Senior Resource Center for
Douglas County at 785-842-0543 and leave a message. Staff will return calls during business
hours as quickly as they can in the order calls are received.

You can also register for alerts at dgcoks.org/emalerts to be notified of enrollment for future clinics. The county also launched a helpline for residents get answers to coronavirus questions including about vaccinations.

Franklin County

Franklin County is asking people who want a vaccine to sign up online. The Health Department says if you’ve already called the Opt-In phone line at (785) 229-3531, you do not need to sign-up again online.

Jefferson County

Officials with Jefferson County are calling to schedule people who sighed up for a vaccine. If you would like to be put on the waitlist call the health department at 785-403-0025. Choose option #6.

The health department asks that you leave only one message.

Johnson County

The county is asking anyone who wants a vaccine to take a survey. The survey will allow officials to contact residents when vaccination appointments are available. You can also call 913-715-2819 for help if you meet criteria.

Take the Johnson County, Kansas vaccine survey.

Right now there is not enough vaccine for everyone. The county health department is working with hospitals to set up vaccination sites across the county.

On March 12, the county launched a new interest survey open to all county residents and workers.

Vaccines will be given Tuesday-Friday, but appointments will be needed.

Hospitals have started notifying people who qualify for a vaccine under the plan. People will continue to be notified as vaccine becomes available. Health leaders warn it is going to take weeks, possibly months, to vaccinate everyone.

Other announcements will be made on the county’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage. Residents can sign up for the county’s newsletter there.

Leavenworth County

The Leavenworth County Health Department has released information about how it plans to vaccinate thousands of people.

The department released a survey for those interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The health department asked for the public to refrain from calling to ask about vaccine availability. There are not enough employees to return calls regarding the status of the survey.

Linn County

Linn County is now scheduling vaccine appointments. The county is giving both Moderna and J&J doses. To schedule your appointment, call 913-352-6640 or 913-795-7302, chose option 1.

If you have questions, email prepardeness@linncountyks.com. The health department can be reached by phone at 913-352-6640 if you know someone who does not have internet access.

Miami County

Miami County is scheduling appointments for people who are interested in a vaccine.

Submit an interest form online or call the main line at 913-294-2431 if you do not have internet access.

Each person must have an appointment to receive a vaccination, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Miami County Health Department adds information to its Facebook page. That includes information on whether it has a standby list on the days it holds mass vaccination clinics.

Wyandotte County

Anyone 16 and up living in Wyandotte County is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.

You can get it at any of the UG Public Health Department vaccination sites, no appointment is needed.

  • The Armory, 100 S. 20th St
    • Monday-Friday
    • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Former Kmart, 7836 State Ave
    • Monday-Friday
    • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Former Best Buy, 10500 Parallel Pkwy
    • Monday-Friday
    • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you would like to make an appointment to avoid a line at a vaccination site, you can schedule it online at WyCoVaccines.org, or call 3-1-1 for help making an appointment.

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