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Vaccination Update: House-Calls on the Horizon

Jeff GarretsonFebruary 26, 2021

Saline County health workers continue to vaccinate Phase 2 group members who have registered for the 2 round shot package in the fight against COVID-19.

More than 7,000 people who live and work in Saline County have received either their first or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.

According to the Saline County Health Department, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided 400 additional doses of vaccine earmarked for K-12 staff and childcare providers. They  expect to have the majority of K-12 staff and childcare providers fully vaccinated by the beginning of April.

With more and more of the vaccine being shipped in for those who can travel to centers for their shots, Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller tells KSAL News that logistics to serve the homebound are now coming into focus.

 

Local health officials continue to focus on administering vaccinations strictly to those who make up the Phase 2 group as defined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with senior citizens still remaining the priority Phase 2 population.
The Phase 2 populations currently being scheduled for their vaccinations include:

  • K-12 Teachers and Staff
  • Childcare Workers,
  • First Responders
  • City and County Critical Infrastructure Workers

Officials say if you received your first vaccine through an organization other than the Health Department or Salina Family Healthcare Center, please contact that organization for your second dose.

Insurance is not required and there is no cost to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, you will be asked to provide that information at the time you are vaccinated.

You can track KDHE’s weekly vaccination allocation to each county on the KansasVaccine.gov <http://KansasVaccine.gov> data page.

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