Kansas City organization gives away bracelets to easily show who’s vaccinated

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A simple lime green bracelet will answer the question before it’s ever asked. And on Wednesday it didn’t cost dozens of people a thing.

KC Shepherd’s Center is giving away thousands of “I Am Vaccinated” bracelets over the next couple of days.

The center has worked with the Kansas City Fire Department to vaccinate homebound older adults and their caregivers for months. It said clients started calling after the Centers for Disease Control changed mask guidelines.

“The guidelines are confusing,” Executive Director Janet Baker said.  “Our goal in this is just to make it easier for people and to advocate for the wellbeing of older adults by promoting vaccines. If a bracelet helps our community, it’s an easy thing for us to provide them.” 

Starting Wednesday, the center will give away their version of the popular plastic bands.

KC Shepherds Center started handing them out Wednesday afternoon at its facility.

For those who couldn’t make it Wednesday, the center will also have volunteers looking for vaccination cards on Saturday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Price Chopper at 4950 Roe Blvd. in Roeland Park.

Other locations and times for bracelet giveaways may be added in the future.

Business owners interested in passing out bracelets to customers or employees can fill out an online form through KC Shepherd’s Center. They ask you put “BRACELET” in the subject line.

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