CORONAVIRUS: Lyon County moving into Phase 2 vaccination with special clinic for residents over 65, Phase-1-eligible workers Featured

Saturday's mass coronavirus vaccination event for Phase-1-eligible residents will be followed by Lyon County's first Phase-2-eligible mass vaccination activity Friday at the Bowyer Community Building. Phase-1-eligible residents who have not received vaccinations are also eligible to take part in Friday's event. Saturday's mass coronavirus vaccination event for Phase-1-eligible residents will be followed by Lyon County's first Phase-2-eligible mass vaccination activity Friday at the Bowyer Community Building. Phase-1-eligible residents who have not received vaccinations are also eligible to take part in Friday's event. KVOE News file photo

 

Lyon County is moving into Phase 2 of the coronavirus vaccination process with a special mass vaccination clinic this week.

With the availability of vaccines expanding, Flint Hills Community Health Center spokesman Justin Ogleby says the next goal is to expand to people in high-risk groups of having a severe version of COVID or spreading the disease. Phase 2 begins with residents ages 65 and older along with Phase-1-eligible residents who have not yet been vaccinated.

The clinic will be from 9 am to 6 pm Friday at the Bowyer Community Building. Residents over 65 and Phase-1-eligible workers are the only ones that will be vaccinated at this event. That list can be found below.

Residents need to set appointments online. Other mass vaccinations will be scheduled later and will be announced by Lyon County Public Health.

The Flint Hills Community Health Center received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. The plan is to use those medications as well as the nearly 300 doses left from Saturday's Phase 1 mass vaccination effort for Friday's event. In total, around 600 doses will be available.

Lyon County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director Jennifer Millbern will talk more about vaccinations during her weekly visit on KVOE's Newsmaker segment Thursday.

Click here to set appointments.

 

Residents eligible for Friday's mass vaccination event

*Residents age 65 and older
*Residents or patients in long-term care facilities, senior housing or long-term-care-supported independent living
*Healthcare workers
*Workers critical to pandemic response continuity
*Home care workers, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-designated caretakers
*Morticians, forensic or funeral service workers
*Healthcare-associated contractors, including food and waste management
*Veterinarians
*Journalists unable to work from home
*Other Phase-1-eligible workers who have not received vaccinations, including city and county staff, first responders, direct-contact healthcare workers and a wide range of school district staff like nurses, health office aides, counselors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and paraprofessionals

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Last modified on Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:17