CORONAVIRUS: Plans tentatively moving forward for primary vaccination clinic in Emporia this week -- if doses arrive as promised Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Plans tentatively moving forward for primary vaccination clinic in Emporia this week -- if doses arrive as promised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention graphic

Plans are coming together for a primary COVID-19 vaccination pod in Emporia this week.


Only one thing is missing -- the vaccines.

Flint Hills Community Health Center Chief Operating Officer Amanda Dreasher says Lyon County should get 600 doses this week, but those aren't in hand now and may not be delivered until Wednesday. With that in mind, the Health Center has been working with Newman Regional Health to hold that clinic if the vaccines arrive this week.

Two vaccine pods are guaranteed this week. Last week's revaccination pod that was rescheduled because of extreme winter weather across much of the country is taking place Thursday. A regularly-scheduled revaccination pod is set for Friday.

Phase 2-eligible seniors and education staffers are still the top priority. People need to call the COVIC-19 Hotline at 620-208-3741 or go online to www.publichealth.lyoncounty.org to get scheduled. Dreasher says other Phase 2-eligible residents and people in later phases can go online to get vaccine notification alerts but should wait to get on the wait list. Once people call to get on the wait list and get through, Dreasher says residents may get a return call within a week or two for scheduling.

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Last modified on Monday, 22 February 2021 15:34