KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Metro hospitals are starting to contact patients who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Just because you aren’t a patient at a hospital in Kansas City, doesn’t mean you can’t get your vaccine there.
Advent Health is taking steps toward vaccinating the next phase of people in Kansas.
If you are interested in getting a vaccine, the hospital asks you to sign up for email and text alerts through its website.
The University of Kansas Health System is notifying patients it’s treated in the past 3 years who are eligible for a vaccine through its ‘MyChart’ portal. Even if you are currently eligible, you may not hear from the health system immediately.
If you have only been seen in the last 3 years for labs or imaging, you are not considered a current patient.
If you are not considered a current patient, but hope to get a vaccine at the University of Kansas Health System, you need to fill out a vaccination form online here.
After registering, the health system will notify when it has a dose for you.
Olathe Health clinics don’t have vaccines from the state for Phase 2, yet but the health system says as soon as it does receive them, it will notify patients via its Patient Portal, social media and email those who have filled out a survey.
Current patients who don’t have a portal account should contact their primary care clinic to sign up.
If you’re interested in getting a vaccine through the medical center, you can also fill out an online vaccine form on the hospital’s website.
Olathe Health said once it receives vaccines for Phase 2, it will focus on those 65 and older. Others in Phase 2 should contact their local health department.
St. Luke’s says it’s only received enough vaccine supply to vaccinate a limited number of patients whose health conditions put them at extreme risk of COVID-19.
In an email to patients, it reports that as soon as the hospital gets additional doses, it will begin contacting patients directly to schedule an appointment.
If you need help accessing your account, call mySaintLuke’s Customer Service at 844-446-5479.
The health system asks that if you have an opportunity to be vaccinated before you’re contacted by someone at the hospital, take that opportunity.
Truman Medical Center/University Health is contacting patients to schedule appointments at this time.
When you make an appointment, you will be given a time and a location of where to go to get your vaccine.
It is also working with more than a dozen community organizations to help vaccinate the Kansas City community.
The process will move faster as soon as it receives larger supplies of vaccine.
Liberty Hospital says it is in the process of setting up a mass vaccination site in Clay County. It will be located off I-35.
At this point the hospital says it is still waiting on additional shipments of vaccine. If you have questions, or want an update on where the hospital stands on this process, go to the hospital’s website or call 816-415-3250.
All metro hospitals say that as you wait for your vaccine, and even after you’re vaccinated, remember to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands.
HCA Hospitals are working with state partners to gauge vaccine availability and plans to expand vaccinations following state and county tiering guidance.
When HCA receives a larger supply of vaccines, it will begin contact patients directly to schedule appointments.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Olathe Health’s vaccination status. This has been corrected above. FOX4 apologizes for the error.