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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: January 31, 2021

01-31-21 Update: Riley County administers over 4,000 doses, clinics continue this week

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS - January 30, 2021) Riley County Health Department will continue vaccinating those 65 and older with severe health conditions this upcoming week. To date the agency has administered over 4000 doses.

Another clinic will be held Tuesday of this week for those 65 and older who have severe health conditions (*please see list below). Those who qualify will be notified on Monday via text, email and phone. The notice will include links to more information and forms to print and fill out before you arrive for your vaccine. Forms will be available on-site as well. If you do not have qualifying medical conditions and are 65 and older you will get your vaccine according to the order you signed up.

Vaccination Protocol for 65 and older

The remainder of the week the Health Department will also focus on vaccinating more than one hundred and fifty people in Riley County 65 and older who are homebound. 

Vaccine Phases

To date, more than 15,000 people have registered to receive the vaccine. We encourage those who have not to do so. You can sign up to receive the Coronavirus vaccine through our website here: www.RileyCountyKS.gov/VaccineRequest or call Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: (785) 565-6560. Each individual needs to register. Please be patient as we are experiencing a high volume of requests.

*SEVERE MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Cancer, chronic kidney disease, obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, down syndrome, heart conditions such as cardiomyopathies, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, type 2 diabetes mellitus, sickle cell disease, pregnant, asthma - moderate to severe, cerebrovascular disease - affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain, cystic fibrosis, immunocompromised state - weakened immune system from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines, neurologic conditions such as dementia, liver disease, pulmonary fibrosis - have damaged or scarred lung tissues, thalassemia - a type of blood disorder, type 1 diabetes mellitus

For more information about Riley County's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit www.rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus , follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.

For general questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine timelines and availability, members of the public can check the FAQ information online at https://www.rileycountyks.gov/.../Frequently-Asked-Questions

Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]

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