Johnson County opens vaccine clinics to residents, workers age 16 and up

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OLATHE, Kan. — Johnson County opened its COVID-19 vaccine clinics to anyone age 16 and older who live or work in the county.

It’s something the state did several weeks ago, but allowed each individual county to decide how it wanted to use its allocation of vaccine.

Until now, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment only scheduled people who had taken the county’s vaccine interest survey. Leaders have said the county took that approach to make sure the most vulnerable people received the vaccine first.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and an important tool to getting us across the finish line of the pandemic,” Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment said.. “JCDHE encourages all eligible people to make an appointment for a vaccine.”

Appointments are scheduled online. Help is also available to schedule an appointment in Spanish online.

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