Wyandotte County Unified Government Public Health Department launches self-scheduling tool for COVID-19 vaccinations

Alonzo Osche

As Wyandotte County, along with the rest of Kansas, enters Phase 5 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan, the Unified Government Public Health Department said Wednesday it has launched a new online tool that allows people to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination at their convenience. Anyone age 16 and older […]

As Wyandotte County, along with the rest of Kansas, enters Phase 5 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan, the Unified Government Public Health Department said Wednesday it has launched a new online tool that allows people to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination at their convenience. Anyone age 16 and older who lives in Wyandotte County is currently eligible to be vaccinated, with or without an appointment. How to schedule a vaccine appointment online:1. Go to WycoVaccines.org, and click on the blue button that says, “Click here to schedule an appointment online.”2. Fill out pertinent contact information.3. Select a preferred vaccination site. A calendar will then be displayed with available dates.4. Select a date to see available appointment times, then click the time you would like to schedule.5. Once the vaccination appointment is scheduled, the application shows a confirmation, along with any additional instructions.6. When coming in for your appointment, you will be asked to show proof that you live in Wyandotte County, such as a piece of mail addressed to you, driver’s license, or similar form of identification.The health department said that when users book an appointment using the self-scheduling tool, that means they will be vaccinated within the hour of their appointment time. For example, if a user selects 10 a.m. as their appointment time, they will be vaccinated between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on their selected date. The health department said Wyandotte County residents who don’t have an internet connection can call 311 or 913-573-5311 for assistance in scheduling their vaccination appointment time and date. The health department also said Wyandotte County residents 16 years of age and older can also get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the UGPHD’s three vaccination facilities. “We want to remove any barriers that keep people from getting a vaccine,” said Juliann Van Liew, director of the UGPHD. “If it’s easier for them to walk in, they can walk in, if they choose to schedule their appointment they can. We also have resources to help community members who need transportation to get their vaccine or who are homebound. We want anyone living in Wyandotte County who wants to be vaccinated to have ready, equal access to COVID-19 vaccinations.”The health department said people living in Wyandotte County can choose any of the UGPHD vaccination sites for their vaccination, with or without an appointment. These sites are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. West Location (former Best Buy)10500 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, Kansas, 66109 Central Location (Former Kmart)7836 State Avenue Kansas City, Kansas, 66112 East Location (The Kansas National Guard Armory)100 South 20th Street Kansas City, Kansas, 66102 All Wyandotte County residents who want a vaccination, whether by appointment or walk-in, must bring proof of residence with them, such as a piece of mail, driver’s license, or similar.

As Wyandotte County, along with the rest of Kansas, enters Phase 5 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan, the Unified Government Public Health Department said Wednesday it has launched a new online tool that allows people to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination at their convenience.

Anyone age 16 and older who lives in Wyandotte County is currently eligible to be vaccinated, with or without an appointment.

How to schedule a vaccine appointment online:

1. Go to WycoVaccines.org, and click on the blue button that says, “Click here to schedule an appointment online.”

2. Fill out pertinent contact information.

3. Select a preferred vaccination site. A calendar will then be displayed with available dates.

4. Select a date to see available appointment times, then click the time you would like to schedule.

5. Once the vaccination appointment is scheduled, the application shows a confirmation, along with any additional instructions.

6. When coming in for your appointment, you will be asked to show proof that you live in Wyandotte County, such as a piece of mail addressed to you, driver’s license, or similar form of identification.

The health department said that when users book an appointment using the self-scheduling tool, that means they will be vaccinated within the hour of their appointment time. For example, if a user selects 10 a.m. as their appointment time, they will be vaccinated between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on their selected date.

The health department said Wyandotte County residents who don’t have an internet connection can call 311 or 913-573-5311 for assistance in scheduling their vaccination appointment time and date.

The health department also said Wyandotte County residents 16 years of age and older can also get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the UGPHD’s three vaccination facilities.

“We want to remove any barriers that keep people from getting a vaccine,” said Juliann Van Liew, director of the UGPHD. “If it’s easier for them to walk in, they can walk in, if they choose to schedule their appointment they can. We also have resources to help community members who need transportation to get their vaccine or who are homebound. We want anyone living in Wyandotte County who wants to be vaccinated to have ready, equal access to COVID-19 vaccinations.”

The health department said people living in Wyandotte County can choose any of the UGPHD vaccination sites for their vaccination, with or without an appointment. These sites are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Location (former Best Buy)
10500 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Kansas, 66109

Central Location (Former Kmart)
7836 State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas, 66112

East Location (The Kansas National Guard Armory)
100 South 20th Street
Kansas City, Kansas, 66102

All Wyandotte County residents who want a vaccination, whether by appointment or walk-in, must bring proof of residence with them, such as a piece of mail, driver’s license, or similar.

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