Johnson County increasing vaccines How to try to book an appointment: The news comes as Johnson County’s vaccination rate continue to tick up.
During Wednesday’s daily COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Steven Stites, the University of Kansas Health System’s chief medical officer, encouraged anyone in Johnson or Wyandotte counties who has yet to be vaccinated to reach out and try to make an appointment. You do not have to currently be a KU patient in order to qualify.
“We are opening it up more broadly,” he said. “Tell your friends, families and neighbors in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.” People who live or work in Johnson County and people who live in Wyandotte County are eligible to sign up for these open slots.
Johnson County residents can also try to secure an appointment through the county, other local hospitals or retail pharmacies, including those at HyVee, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens locations. For a full list of how to try to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, click here. In recent weeks, the county’s supply of vaccine that it receives from the state has increased to nearly 20,000 doses per week. Some of that weekly allotment of doses is then divvied out to local health systems, like KU Med.
As of Wednesday, the CDC said slightly more than 22% of Johnson County residents, or about 133, 700 people, had been fully vaccinated. This week, county health officials said it was possible that every adult in the county who wanted a vaccine could get one within the next month.
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