The goal of the expanded “Operation Safe – Vaccinating our Community, Together” is to provide eligible individuals who work or live in Clay County an opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible within the state’s tiered structure. Initially, the coalition anticipates vaccinating up to 4,500 individuals every other week and is prepared to increase the volume to 3,500 per day as more vaccines become available.
“We can’t stress it enough; it is important that every eligible person in our community gets vaccinated when the opportunity is available to them. Vaccination is the best way to protect your family from becoming ill and the fastest way for our community to return to the way of life we care so deeply about. Along with continuing to wear masks, keeping physical distance, and washing hands, vaccination is one of the most powerful tools in our toolbox to prevent further spread of COVID-19,” said Gary E. Zaborac, director of public health for Clay County Public Health Center.
This first vaccination clinic will take place on Feb. 4, 5 and 6 at the Cerner World Headquarters in North Kansas City, Mo. Key information includes:
• Vaccines will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on designated dates.
• Appointments are required, and walk-up requests will not be accommodated. Individuals who have completed the CCPHC interest form and are prioritized within the current tier will receive invitations to sign up for an appointment in the coming weeks. Invitations will be distributed in the order of form completion.
The four key partners and Clay County cities, which represent nearly 250,000 residents, are committed to supporting the effort at every level. The collaboration leverages Clay County’s networks and capabilities in medical expertise, emergency management and logistics, including IT infrastructure from Cerner to support appointment scheduling and data collection.
Individuals who live or work in Clay County are encouraged to complete CCPHC’s COVID-19 vaccination interest form at clayhealth.com/covidvaccine
. Information provided through this form will allow the coalition to contact individuals when they are eligible to be vaccinated.
To learn who is currently eligible to receive a vaccine or when you may become eligible, visit CCPHC’s website at clayhealth.com/covidvaccine
Anyone who is interested in volunteering at a vaccination site may contact Cindy at email@example.com