News Briefs

Kansas health agency plans clinics in eight counties for October

By: - September 30, 2021 1:10 pm

COVID-19 vaccine is stored at -80 degrees Celsius on Dec. 18, 2020, in the pharmacy at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has planned vaccine and testing clinics in eight counties for October as part of the agency’s efforts to combat the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19.

The agency has reported 494 deaths from the virus in September, after reporting 481 deaths in the previous three months combined. The free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are available for residents ages 12 and older, but just 60.7% of eligible Kansans are fully vaccinated. The virus has killed 6,051 Kansans since the start of the pandemic.

Some of the upcoming clinics will offer testing while others provide shots. Several will make the Pfizer vaccine available for those who want a third dose because they are immunocompromised or work in a high-risk setting.

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of COVID-19, and poses the most serious risk for Kansans who are not vaccinated. The vaccines reduce the risk of severe disease and death.

Clinics are planned at the following locations:

Butler County

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 27, testing, El Dorado YMCA, 300 N. Main St, El Dorado

Lyon County

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1, testing, Lyon County History Center, 711 Commercial St, Emporia
  • 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Pfizer and Moderna, ESU Student Recreation Center, 1800 Morse Rd, Emporia

McPherson County

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, vaccines TBD, 101 E Grant St., Lindsborg

Pottawatomie County

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 27, testing, 519 Lincoln Ave, Wamego

Riley County

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7, testing, Manhattan Mall, 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan

Sedgwick County

  • 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 1, vaccines TBD, 939 N Main Street, Wichita
  • 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 2, Pfizer, South Hillside Lord’s Diner, 2825 S Hillside St, Wichita
  • 7 to 9 a.m. Oct. 15, vaccines TBD, 939 N Main Street, Wichita
  • Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 2, testing, 154 N Topeka Street, Wichita
  • Hours TBD Oct. 23-24, vaccines TBD, Cristo Vive Church, 1620 W 21st St, Wichita
  • Hours TBD Oct. 23-24, Pfizer, Old Town Square, E 2nd St N, Wichita

Shawnee County

  • 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Pfizer and Moderna, DCF Topeka Service Center, 500 SW Van Buren St, Topeka
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, Pfizer and Moderna, DCF Topeka Service Center, 500 SW Van Buren St, Topeka
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, Oakland New Life Church, 1020 NE Forest Ave, Topeka
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, Grace Point Church, 5400 SW Huntoon St, Topeka
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, St John Ame Church, 701 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, 601 NW Harrison St, Topeka

Wyandotte County

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 18, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Ave, Kansas City, Kan.
  • 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 2, Pfizer, Fall Festival Common Ground, 4105 Gibbs Rd, Kansas City, Kan.

 

Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.

Sherman Smith
Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith is the Kansas Press Association’s journalist of the year. He has written award-winning news stories about the instability of the Kansas foster care system, misconduct by government officials, sexual abuse, technology, education, and the Legislature. He previously spent 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal. A lifelong Kansan, he graduated from Emporia State University in 2004 as a Shepherd Scholar with a degree in English.

MORE FROM AUTHOR