CDC Approval of Pfizer vaccine for 12-15
Anyone 12 and older can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments after federal public health officials authorized expanding the Pfizer vaccine to that age group.
Note: You should schedule your second dose at a minimum 21 days after your first dose.
People who are Immunocompromised - Available Now
A third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is strongly recommended for people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised due to a health condition or medical treatment. If you believe you meet this qualification for a third dose, you can contact your provider or come to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health during our weekday clinic hours.
Upon guidance from the CDC and KDHE this includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
- Or, a clinical assessment from your physician.
General Public - Third Pfizer/Moderna Doses - Expected to Begin Week of Sept. 20
U.S. health officials announced on Wednesday, Aug. 18, that booster shots will be offered beginning the week of Sept. 20, subject to authorization from the FDA and CDC.
Initial statements indicate that the booster is recommended for all Americans who have been vaccinated. Persons can receive a booster shot, which may be needed for maximum effectiveness, at least eight months after their second dose. Initial booster doses will be for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. (Currently, there is not enough data to determine if an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will improve immune response. However they have stated in the coming weeks, they expect more information to come from J&J data.)
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is currently planning with community partners on how to offer distribution of the third dose and will release more information closer to the third doses beginning later in September.
Anyone eligible can come to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, 200 Maine St., for a walk-in vaccine appointment on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are available from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Individuals will still receive notification to come for their second dose 21 days after their initial dose.
Comenzando el 2 de agosto, los códigos de registro para hacer citas para vacunarse en el departamento de salud, ubicado en 200 Main, ya no serán necesarios. Toda persona elegible podrá acercarse a recibir su vacuna, sin cita, de lunes a viernes de 9am a 12pm y de 1pm a 4pm. Se seguirán enviando notificaciones a las personas recordándoles que vengan a recibir su segunda dosis, 21 días después de su dosis inicial.
Las citas para vacunas están disponibles en las istalaciones de Douglas County para cualquier persona de 12 años o más. Ingrese el código para la fecha que seleccione en LDCHealth.org/getmyvaccine
Todas las clínicas de vacunas serán vacunas Pfizer.
Nota: Debe programar su segunda dosis como mínimo 21 días después de su primera dosis.
COVID VACCINE REGISTRATION FORMS AND HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
Vaccine Emergency Authorization Sheets:
Douglas County has entered Phase 5 of the state's vaccine plan, meaning anyone age 12 and older is eligible to receive the vaccine.
Pharmacies Offering the Vaccine - Make an Appointment!
There are plenty of opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine from Douglas County pharmacies. They also might be able to accommodate an early morning or evening appointment if it works better for your schedule. We have offered the list of pharmacies below. You can contact them directly to learn about eligibility and how to sign up for an appointment.
Farmacias que ofrecen la vacuna: ¡Programe una Cita!
Hay muchas oportunidades para obtener una vacuna COVID-19 en las farmacias del Condado de Douglas. Las farmacias también pueden agendar una cita por la mañana o por la tarde si funciona mejor con su horario. Ofrecemos la lista de farmacias a continuación. Usted puede comunicarse con ellos directamente para obtener información sobre la elegibilidad y cómo inscribirse para una cita.
- Auburn Pharmacy - Eudora
- Jayhawk Pharmacy West
- Medical Arts Pharmacy
- Orchards Drug Pharmacy
- Sigler Pharmacy
To find a provider: vaccinefinder.org/search.
Transportation Available to Vaccine Sites
Anyone in need of transportation to a Douglas County vaccination appointment can call or text, Alan Welles, a licensed driving Instructor with Go Driving Lawrence, at 816-392-1218. He is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.