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Posted on: December 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
Dec. 1, 2021 

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide 

TOPEKA – With the increased presence of the Delta variant in Kansas – and the rise of the Omicron variant – local health departments, providers and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The Delta variant poses a dangerous risk to communities across Kansas, and as we continue to learn more about the Omicron variant, 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, in addition to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccineRecently, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced all fully vaccinated Kansans over the age of 18 are now eligible for COVID-19 booster shotsEligible Kansans must be at least 18 years old and have met the 6-month time period following the primary vaccination series for the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or be at least 2 months past their Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

As of Dec1, 2021, 56.8% 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 Delta variant is highly contagious – more than twiceas contagious as previous variants – and makes up the vast majority of new COVID-19 cases in the State of Kansas. The greatest concern is for Kansans who are unvaccinated as data shows that this variant causes more severe illness among these individuals. The COVID-19 vaccines reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus, including this variant, and they have been shown to prevent severe disease and death.

 

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

 

Butler County 

 

Every Wednesday from December 8 – December 29, 2021 

What: El Dorado / Butler County, Testing Event 

Where: Butler County Health Department206 N Griffith St, Suite B, El Dorado, KS 

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

 

Jackson County 

 

Every Tuesday from December 7 – December 28, 2021 

What: PBPN Health Center, Vaccine and Testing Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna 

Where: Prairie Band Potawatomi Health Center, 11400 158th Rd, Mayetta, KS 

Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

 

Lyon County 

 

TuesdayDecember 14, and Tuesday, December 21, 2021 

What: Healthier Lyon County/RADxUP, Testing Event 

Where: 104 E. 8th Avenue, Emporia, KS 

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

 

Pottawatomie County 

 

Every Wednesday from December 8 – December 22, 2021 

What: Pottawatomie County, Testing Event 

Where: 503 Elm St, Wamego, KS  

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

 

Riley County 

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

What: Riley County Health Department, Vaccine Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer 

Where: 2101 Claflin Rd, Manhattan, KS 

Hours: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

This vaccine event is ONLY for children ages 5 – 11 

 

 

Sedgwick County 

 

Friday, December 10, 2021 

What: University United Methodist Church, Vaccine and Testing Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna 

Where: 2220 N Yale Ave, Wichita, KS 

Hours: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

  

Shawnee County 

 

Every Thursday and Friday from December 2 – December 30, 2021 (Except Friday, December 24) 

What: Shawnee Museum Clinic, Vaccine Event 

Vaccines Offered: PfizerModerna, and Johnson & Johnson 

Where: Kansas History Museum6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 

What: Mobile Access Partnership, Vaccine and Testing Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson 

Where: Roosevelt House, 2221 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 

Hours: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

 

*Saturday, December 11, 2021* 

What: Jardine Elementary School, Vaccine Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson 

Where: 2600 SW 33rd St, Topeka, KS 

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

 

*Saturday, December 11, 2021* 

What: Shawnee Heights Middle School, Vaccine Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna 

Where: 4335 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, KS 

Hours: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11 

 

Wyandotte County 

 

Every Monday from December 6 – December 20, 2021 

What: Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Vaccine and Testing Event 

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson 

Where: Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Ave, Kansas City, KS 

Hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

 

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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