Free vaccinations will be available between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the three Unified Government Health Department vaccination sites in Wyandotte County.
They are accepting walk-in vaccinations from Wyandotte County residents over age 16. Residents also may schedule appointments.
The Unified Government Health Department has launched a new self-scheduling tool for COVID-19 vaccinations, and people are now able to schedule their own vaccinations at their own convenience online.
The self-scheduling tool is at https://vaccines.wycokck.org/, or people may call 3-1-1 to make an appointment. More information is at http://wyandottedaily.com/ug-health-department-launches-new-self-scheduling-tool-for-covid-19-vaccinations/.
Residents 16 and older may either walk in to get a free vaccine or may schedule an appointment. There are three Unified Government Health Department vaccination clinics.
The vaccination sites are open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the former Kmart store at 7836 State Ave., the former Best Buy store at 10500 Parallel Parkway and the Kansas National Guard Armory at 100 S. 20th (near 18th and Ridge).
Those Wyandotte County residents in Phases 1 to 4 also may walk in to a Health Department vaccination site, or may sign up for a vaccination at WycoVaccines.org or call 3-1-1.
Those who walk in to get vaccines should bring an ID and something showing their Wyandotte County address, such as mail. For more information about vaccines at the UG Health Department, visit https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-vaccines-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/.
There are also pharmacies giving COVID-19 vaccinations in Wyandotte County by appointment, when available. These include Price Chopper and Hen House pharmacy at 76th and State Avenue, and 81st and State Avenue (see https://www.ballsfoodspharmacy.com/), and Medicine Shoppe pharmacy at 65th and Parallel by appointment when available (see https://www.facebook.com/The-Medicine-Shoppe-Kansas-City-281548241870522). CVS pharmacy also has announced that it will offer COVID-19 vaccines at one of its stores in Kansas City, Kansas. Registration is at CVS.com.
COVID-19 case numbers reported
Wyandotte County reported an increase of 14 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 1, from Wednesday, March 31, for a cumulative 18,084 cases. There was a cumulative total of 286 deaths reported, no change from Wednesday. The numbers were not updated on Friday, a UG holiday, Saturday and Sunday. However, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday reported that cases increased by 46 from Wednesday to Friday in Wyandotte County.
The Mid-America Regional Council’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 164,376 cumulative COVID-19 cases on Friday, an increase of 216. The daily average of new hospitalizations was 60. The number of cumulative deaths was 2,339. Some counties are not reporting figures to MARC during the weekend.
The state of Kansas reported 302,873 cumulative COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 2, an increase of 501 cases since Wednesday. There were a total cumulative 4,932 deaths reported statewide, an increase of 19 deaths. According to the KDHE, there were a cumulative 56,299 cases in Johnson County, with an increase of 140 cases between Wednesday and Friday. There were a cumulative 54,861 cases in Sedgwick County on Friday, an increase of 72 cases between Wednesday and Friday. The KDHE reported a total 7,069 cases in Leavenworth County on Friday an increase of 18 cases between Wednesday and Friday. There were 16,967 cumulative cases in Shawnee County, the Topeka area, on Friday, an increase of 71 between Wednesday and Friday. The numbers will not be updated until Monday.
The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard on Friday night reported 30,706,126 cases in the United States, with 555,001 total deaths reported nationwide. There were 62,154 new cases, and 676 new deaths, both trending downward. The states with the highest number of new cases included Michigan, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The countries with the highest number of new cases included India, United States, Turkey, Brazil and Poland.
COVID-19 tests scheduled
COVID-19 testing is available at 8 a.m. Monday at Lowe’s, 6920 State Ave., by appointment. The tests are listed on the Go Get Tested site
at www.gogettested.com/Kansas. The WellHealth tests need appointments, which can be made at the website.
Unified Government Health Department COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites are scheduled to be open on Monday, April 5. For more information, visit https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19. To see if there is any change to the schedule, visit https://www.facebook.com/UGHealthDept.
The Health Department is offering saliva COVID-19 tests to the public. Tests from the Health Department are free for those who live or work in Wyandotte County.
The tests are open to asymptomatic people as well as those who have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Check with the UG Health Department’s Facebook page to see if there have been any changes in the schedule. Bring something that shows that you live or work in Wyandotte County, such as a utility bill.
Saliva testing is now offered at the UG Health Department. For more information, visit https://alpha.wycokck.org/files/assets/public/health/documents/covid/02042021-ugphd-saliva-testing-available.pdf.
The University of Kansas Health System COVID-19 update page is at https://www.facebook.com/kuhospital/videos/292961702392386.
A weekly vaccine report for the state of Kansas is at
Wyandotte County has a local mask and social distancing ordinance approved by the UG Commission. The UG COVID-19 webpage is at https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information.
The KDHE’s COVID-19 webpage is at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
The KC Region COVID-19 Hub dashboard is at https://marc2.org/covidhub/.
The Wyandotte County page on the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 website is at https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/20209.html.
The Johns Hopkins Data in Motion, a presentation on critical COVID-19 data in the past 24 hours, is at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-daily-video.