Health Department to give Phase 2 vaccines
The Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department has outlined its plan for vaccinating the public for COVID-19 during Phase 2 of the distribution plan.
People who are 85 years and older will be able to get the vaccine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the former Firstsource building, 4500 Campbell Dr.
Dates for others in Phase 2 will depend on vaccine availability.
The SEKMCHD asks that residents be patient and wait their turn.
More information will be made available for other vaccination groups through local media outlets and the health department website, www.sekmchd.com.
Bourbon County Public Health Officer Rebecca Johnson said the vaccine is the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and there is no cost to the public.
There is a limited supply of the vaccine. If the health department does not get through everyone in this group, another clinic will be scheduled when more doses are available.
The SEKMCHD also asks that people not begin lining up any earlier than a half hour prior to the stated opening of the clinic. If traffic is backed up, health department staff and volunteers will not be able to get to the clinic site to set up and deliver vaccine. Lining up early will cause significant delays.
There will be one-way traffic flow into and out of the clinic site. Please be mindful of the signs.
The following will be required of members of the public who attend the clinic:
• Masks are required at the vaccination site. Please wear a mask.
• Because of the vaccine shortage, the health department will be prioritizing county residents. Attendees will need to bring proof of age and county residence to the clinic.
• Those people who received the vaccine must be available for the second dose on Tuesday, March 9 at the same location and time.
People who have had any of the following cannot take the COVID-19 Vaccine at this time:
• Any vaccine within the last 14 days (flu, shingles, etc.)
• Are in isolation or quarantine.
• Received Bamlivinimab as treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
Attendees are asked to wear short sleeves so that staff can access arms to administer the vaccine. Layer with outer clothes, sweaters and coats to stay warm.
Attendees should also bring his or her completed consent form to the clinic, which will save time. Forms are available at www.sekmchd.com and at locations throughout the county.
In Fort Scott: Bourbon County Health Department, Post Office, 5 Corners, Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, Miller’s Feed, Tractor Supply, G&W, City Hall, Tourist Center, and the Bourbon County Health Department.
In Uniontown: Union Station.
If the vaccine clinic has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or lack of vaccine, the cancellation will be reported on the radio, the SEKMCHD Facebook page and www.sekmchd.com.