Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Greater Kansas City region

Vaccine distribution in the Kansas City metropolitan region is under way and widely available for all eligible residents. Authorized vaccinators such as hospitals, public health departments, pharmacies and health clinics are working hard to coordinate and distribute the vaccine as quickly as possible.

We encourage everyone in the metropolitan region who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to take these steps:

  • Monitor your state’s vaccination website: Kansas and Missouri. Plus, watch for information or website updates from your health care provider, hospital, pharmacy or local public health department’s website for additional details.
  • Sign up or indicate your interest in a vaccination where you are eligible but be sure to cancel any remaining appointments after you secure your vaccination.
  • Many vaccination sites are by appointment only, but walk-up availability is becoming available. Be sure to check before arriving at a vaccination site.
  • When you are able to register, commit to the appointment to help ensure doses are not wasted.
  • If the vaccine you receive requires two doses, be sure to get your second dose.

Vaccine news

Under recommendation from the CDC and FDA, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has resumed distribution following a brief pause. Visit the CDC website for more information.

Find a vaccine in your area

All Kansas and Missouri residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a vaccine at this time. 

Assistance for older adults

MARC’s information and referral phone line is available to assist older adults in Missouri without internet access who are interested in registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Older Missourians who need assistance can call 816-421-4980 or 800-593-7948. In Kansas, seniors without internet access should call their local public health agency or Area Agency on Aging for assistance.

Local pharmacies

Local commercial pharmacies are also offering vaccinations. In addition to the Vaccine Finder tool and the KC Vaccine Watch Twitter bot, the following resources are available:

Already vaccinated?

There’s still more you can do to help our community and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Don’t let your guard down. Stay home when sick, wash your hands regularly,  avoid crowds, maintain distance between yourself and others, and get tested for COVID-19 if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms.
  • Encourage others to get vaccinated. Do you know someone who is hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine? You can provide reassurance and support by talking to them and share credible resources on the safety and efficacy of vaccines.
  • Get social. Help demonstrate that vaccines are safe and effective by sharing your vaccine experience on social media. Vaccinate KC has lots of icons, messages and images available to download as part of their 2 Million Arms campaign.

Additional Information

Even as vaccine is being distributed, please continue to stay home when sick, wash your hands regularly, wear a mask, avoid crowds, keep 6 feet of space between yourself and others, and get tested for COVID-19 if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms.

Additional information about the vaccine and its distribution here:

Phone: 816-474-4240
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
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