Southeast Kansas county updates as state enters COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 5

KANSAS – On Monday, March 29, 2021, Kansas entered the state’s final Phase 5 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan. Now, all Kansas 16 and older can get the vaccine.

Only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for 16- and 17-year-olds, while the vaccines from Moderna and J&J are approved for those 18 and older. So, some counties may not be able to schedule anyone under 18 at this time.

Below is a look at updates and plans laid out by southeast Kansas counties. (Learn more about vaccines in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma here)

Allen County

  • According to the SEK Multi-County Health Department, there are no clinics currently scheduled for the week of March 29
  • Call the SEK Multi-County Health Department at 620-365-2191 for an appointment or to get on the waiting list.

Bourbon County

  • According to the SEK Multi-County Health Department, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic is scheduled for April 6th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bourbon County Health Department.
    • Health Department Office is located at 524 South Lowman Street in Fort Scott
  • Residents eligible include those 18 and older. They will require appointments.
    • Call 620-223-4464 to make an appointment

Cherokee County

  • According to Public Information Officer David Groves, the county will continue to move forward with vaccine distribution in the same manner as they have. They will continue to do drive-thru clinics that require appointments
  • They will not be vaccinating residents who are under 18 because they only have the Moderna vaccine, which does not have approval for use in people under 18.
  • Residents can call 620-429-3087 to make an appointment.

Crawford County

  • Crawford County has several clinics scheduled for this week
    • March 31, 2021: Crawford County Fairgrounds Drive thru clinic, Noon to 6:00 pm. No appointment needed.  First come first served.
    • March 31, 2021: Lincoln Center, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. For those who have made appointments already, your vaccine is reserved.  We will also take drop-ins.
    • April 1, 2021: Crawford County Health Department, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This clinic will be for those wanting the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. First come, first served.
  • For faster service at any of the upcoming clinics, download the vaccine consent form from the Crawford County website and have it completed before you arrive – https://www.crawfordcountykansas.org/coronavirus.html

Labette County

  • The Labette County Health Department makes announcements of open slots for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on social media (Facebook).

Neosho County

  • According to the Neosho County Health Department, the hospital still requires appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Health Department has started doing some walk-in clinics which they announce on Facebook.
  • The Health Department is only vaccinating those 18 and older.

Wilson County

  • To sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wilson County, contact the following (all vaccine sites are by appointment only)
    • Wilson County Health Department: 620-378-4455
    • Porter Drug Store: 620-325-2671
    • Fredonia Regional Hospital: 620-378-2121
    • Wilson Medical Center – http://www.wilsonmedical.org

Woodson County

  • According to the SEK Multi-County Health Department, there are no clinics currently scheduled for the week of March 29
  • Call 620-625-2484 for an appointment or to get on the waiting list.