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Posted on: January 6, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

COVID-19 Free Testing Vax Clinics ENGLISH

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. 5, 2022, 59.6% 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


Every Wednesday from January 5 – January 26, 2022
What: El Dorado / Butler County, Testing Event
Where: Butler County Health Department, 206 N Griffith St, Suite B, El Dorado, KS
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Douglas County


Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and Tuesday, February 1, 2022
What: Just Food of Douglas County, Vaccine and Testing Event
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Moderna
Where: 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS
Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Jackson County 


Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11

Lyon County


Tuesday, January 11, 2022*
What: Healthier Lyon County/RADxUP Hartford High School, Testing Event
Where: Hartford High School, 100 Commercial Street, Hartford, KS
Hours: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Thursday, January 13, 2022
What: Healthier Lyon County/RADxUP Senior Center, Testing Event
Where: 603 E. 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS
Hours: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Pottawatomie County


Every Wednesday from January 5 – January 26, 2022
What: Pottawatomie County, Testing Event
Where: 503 Elm St, Wamego, KS 
Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shawnee County

 
Every Thursday and Friday from Thursday, January 6, 2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022 (Except Friday, January 21)
What: Shawnee Museum Clinic, Vaccine Event
Vaccines Offered: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
Where: Kansas History Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS
Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Vaccines available for children ages 5 – 11

Saturday, January 8, 2022*
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 


Sunday, January 9, 2022
What: JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health – KUMC, Testing Event
Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2646 S 34th St, Kansas City, KS
Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, January 10, 2022 and Monday, January 31, 2022
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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