Missouri National Guard to host vaccination clinic on Cerner campus in North KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri National Guard will be giving first doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Cerner World Headquarters in North Kansas City.

A similar event was originally scheduled for Feb. 16, but was canceled due to the extreme winter weather that swept through the area.

Although not a part of the Operation Safe program, the National Guard will be using the same volunteers to inoculate people in the appropriate tiers.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled online.

Operation Safe will be hosting four clinics in the same location next week and appointments are also required and will be for Missouri residents who pre-registered using the Clay County Public Health Center interest form.

  • Monday, March 1 – Moderna first-dose
  • Thursday, March 4 – Pfizer first-dose
  • Friday, March 5 – Pfizer first-dose
  • Saturday, March 6 – Pfizer first-dose

Other health care providers, like Samuel Rodgers Health Clinic, also regularly hold vaccination events that are also open to those who are eligible.

“Individuals are able to register, pick a time, and they are allotted that dose for the day so they will get that dose for the day if they were able to register and schedule an appointment,” said Daniel Gillen, director of clinical operations at Samuel Rodgers.

Gillen said the best time to go is in the afternoon.

“They’ve been really busy in the morning when we first start because everybody’s eager to get in and get their vaccine, and then it typically starts to wind down a little bit towards the noon hour, and then the afternoons a little bit slower,” he said.

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