October 16, 2021
Following the recent FDA authorization and CDC recommendation of Pfizer boosters for certain populations, the Jackson County Health Department opened up a new, permanent COVID-19 vaccine clinic located at 3651 NE Ralph Powell Road in Lee’s Summit. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The new clinic offers:
1st, 2nd, additional and booster doses of Pfizer
2nd and additional doses of Moderna
Single-dose of Johnson & Johnson
Whether community members are looking for their first, second, additional, or booster dose, they can make an appointment in advance or walk into this clinic. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome until 3:30 p.m. Clinic information and appointment registration can be found at jacohd.org/booster-doses.
The new clinic also features drive-up vaccinations to serve those who have trouble standing for long periods or walking unassisted. To request drive-up vaccination, individuals must make an appointment in advance. Those receiving their second, additional, or booster dose must bring their COVID-19 vaccination record card to their appointment. As always, COVID-19 vaccination is free, and no ID or insurance is required.
Booster doses are currently available to those who have already had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine 6+ months ago and who meet at least one of the following criteria:
• 65 years or older or living in a long-term care setting (these persons should receive the booster);
• 50 to 64 years of age with an underlying medical condition (these persons should receive a booster);
• 18 to 49 years of age with an underlying medical condition (these persons may choose to receive a booster);
• persons who are 18 to 64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupation or institutional setting (frontline medical workers, teachers and first responders) may choose to receive a booster.
Additional doses are available to moderately to severely immunocompromised people 28 days after receiving their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.
Community members can find additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities at jacohd.org.