Why did you say you received vaccines, but I can’t have one yet?

There are an estimated 75,000 people in Riley County. The small amount of vaccines we have received were given to those who are in Phase 1 (healthcare providers, EMS staff, first responders, some health department staff, and a few critical infrastructure staff) and we have now begun Phase 2. We are prioritizing those who are most at risk for catching or spreading the virus, or are essential for the safety of the community.

As additional shipments are received, Riley County will move through the phases of vaccine priority below and work as quickly as possible to get everyone vaccinated who wishes to be. 

If you are interested in receiving the coronavirus vaccine in the future, please go to our website and sign up here: www.rileycountyks.gov/vaccinerequest . Vaccines are not available to the general public right now.

If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and provide your information over the phone: 785-565-6560. If you do not reach someone, please leave a message with your first and last name and phone number and someone will call you back as soon as possible. 


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1. How do I sign up to get the vaccine?
2. How will I be notified when it’s time to get the vaccine?
3. What are the priority groups for Riley County?
4. I have underlying health conditions, can I be vaccinated early?
5. Can children be vaccinated for COVID-19?
6. How many doses are needed?
7. How do I get scheduled for my second dose/ "booster"?
8. What are the side effects of the vaccine?
9. Is the vaccine safe?
10. What are the benefits of getting the vaccine?
11. When will vaccines be available for the general public?
12. Do I need to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
13. Where will the shots be administered?
14. I don't have a car, how can I get to the vaccine clinic?
15. Do people who get the vaccine still have to wear masks?
16. Why did you say you received vaccines, but I can’t have one yet?
17. What are the differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines?