Finney County Health Department announced on March 16, they will continue with a phased approach toward issuing COVID-19 vaccination to reduce wait times, enhance convenience and increase accessibility for county residents.
This came following Governor Laura Kelly’s announcement that Kansas will into Phase 3 and 4 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan starting March 22.
“I urge all Kansans to do their part by getting vaccinated when it is their turn and continuing to follow the public health guidance, so we can return back to normal,” said Governor Kelly.
Finney County Health Department will provide updates on current eligible populations as vaccine availability continues to open up via their’s Facebook page, local news media, and website, www.finneycounty.org/COVIDHub.
To meet the needs of the community, walk-in times for eligible populations are available and will be announced every Friday for the following week.
Finney County Health Department requests that people bring identification and proof of employment–if eligible because of employment—when coming to receive their vaccine.
For those wanting an appointment, appointments can be scheduled through one of six communication avenues found at www.finneycounty.org/COVIDHub.
Ford County Health Department will also move into Phases 3 and 4 come March 22.
Currently they are receiving weekly allocations of the vaccine, according to Ford County Health Department Administrator Angela Sowers, and are accepting walk-in appointments.
Ford County Health Department is still testing for COVID-19 regularly, with the PCR test, utilizing the Abbott ID Now rapid testing machine, ranging from 20-50 daily.
According to Kansas WebIZ, almost 895,000 full doses of vaccine have been administered as of March 17.