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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The emergence of the Omicron variant poses a dangerous risk to communities across Kansas, and as we continue to learn more about it, the important steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain the same.

Following recommendations of both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all Kansans age 5 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. For those 18 and older, the FDA’s emergency use authorization also covers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Recently, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced all fully vaccinated Kansans over the age of 16 are also now eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. Kansans who are at least 16 years old and have met the 6-month time period following the primary vaccination series for the Pfizer vaccine are eligible for its booster dose. Those who are at least 18 years old and have met the 6-month time period following the primary vaccination series for the Moderna vaccine, or who had their Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago, are also now eligible to get the COVID-19 booster dose.

As of Jan. 12, 2022, 60.1% of Kansans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The events listed below are part of a sustained effort to mobilize Kansans to get vaccinated and/or tested to stop the spread of COVID-19 to protect themselves and their loved ones. Free testing is available to everyone in Kansas, regardless of vaccination status and even if you have been tested before. 

The Omicron variant is highly infectious and transmittable, accounting for the majority of recent COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Vaccines remain the best tool to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging. Additionally, it is recommended that people wear a well-fitting mask in public indoor settings in Kansas, regardless of vaccination status.

Events are listed below by county and then by date. Events marked with a (*) are student-focused clinics taking place at schools.


Butler County

Wednesday, January 12 - Wednesday, January 26

 
El Dorado / Butler County, Testing Event
Butler County Health Department, 206 N Griffith St, Suite B, El Dorado, KS
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Douglas County


Tuesday, January 18 and Tuesday, February 1


Just Food of Douglas County, Vaccine and Testing Event
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna
1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS
9:00 a.m. –  6:00 p.m.


Jackson County


Tuesday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 25


PBPN Health Center, Vaccine and Testing Event
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna
Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center, 11400 158th Rd, Mayetta, KS
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11


Pottawatomie County


Every Wednesday from January 12 - Wednesday, January 26


Pottawatomie County, Testing Event
503 Elm St, Wamego, KS
10:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. 


Shawnee County

 

Every Thursday and Friday from Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022

Shawnee Museum Clinic, Vaccine Event
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
Kansas History Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11


Wyandotte County


Monday from January 24 - Monday, January 31

Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Vaccine and Testing Event 
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson
Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Ave, Kansas City, KS
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Additional Events, Testing and Vaccine Options

Please note, additional vaccine and testing events may be happening in communities across the state. Please check with your local health department for events that may not be listed.

To find a free testing location in your community, or guidance about who should get tested, visit: KnowBeforeYouGoKS.com

To learn more about the vaccines and schedule a vaccination appointment, visit: kansasvaccine.gov/.

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