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.
- Most vaccinations will be conducted by appointment ONLY; 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 from the same location as your first.
Get vaccine notifications in your area
Public health departments and health care providers in the Kansas City region have developed online surveys to help identify residents who want to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them under Missouri and Kansas priority guidelines.
Use the following links to complete the survey for your county, if available. You can also contact your health care provider or local public health department for more information.
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.
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, 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.
- 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.
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: