Johnson & Johnson, Moderna COVID-19 Booster Vaccines to be offered by Sedgwick County Health Department
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (JJ) Boosters will be available, at no cost, beginning Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) at the community vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main St. (former downtown library building).
Moderna Booster will be available, at no cost, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at the SCHD community vaccine clinic.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will only be offered Oct. 27 through Nov. 24 at the SCHD vaccine clinic. SCHD mobile clinics will not provide Moderna booster doses at this time.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
For those vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or after their second dose in the series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings
For those vaccinated with the one dose J&J COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those 18 and older and who received the one dose J&J a minimum of two months ago.
Due to the demand for booster doses, several changes have been made at the community vaccine clinic:
- Clients must schedule appointments for all vaccine doses. There will be no walk-ins at the community vaccine clinic. People should also bring documentation of their first and second doses to the vaccine site.
- Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- The clinic will be open Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
“In order to prevent severe illness and/or death during this pandemic, getting vaccinated is the best protection a person can do to protect themselves and loved ones,” says Adrienne Byrne, director of SCHD.
The community vaccine clinic and mobile clinics will continue to administer first, second, and third doses of Pfizer and one-dose Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. Moderna will not be available.
How to receive a vaccine dose at the SCHD community vaccine clinic
- Make a vaccine appointment at sedgwickcounty.org/covid19vaccine.
- If you need assistance, call SCHD at 316-660-1029.If SCHD staff does not answer, please leave a detailed message.
- Complete and print a pre-registration form at sedgwickcounty.org/covid19vaccine.
- Locate your vaccine card or other documentation of previous vaccine doses.
- If you don’t have your vaccine card, request it from the place where you received vaccine. Do this before your appointment at the vaccine clinic.
- To the appointment, bring your pre-registration form AND vaccine card or other documentation of previous vaccine doses.
- If you don’t bring your vaccine card to the appointment, SCHD staff can look up your record in the Kansas Immunization Registry.
- Staff is unable to look up records of doses given in other states.
- If you don’t bring a pre-registration form, you can complete one at the vaccine clinic.
- All clients must have documentation of previous doses to receive a booster dose
- At the appointment, sign a statement that you are eligible to receive a booster dose.
- After the dose is given, wait in the observation area for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Due to changes in vaccine processes and staffing, SCHD appointments will take about 10-15 minutes which is longer than appointments earlier in 2021. At this time in our community, residents have the opportunity to schedule appointments with many other Vaccine Providers. A map is found at vaccines.gov.
This SCHD plan does not restrict other Vaccine Providers that may begin offering booster doses on a day other than Oct. 22 or 27. All Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to be vaccinated.
If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call (316) 660-1022.
Additional Information about Booster Dose Groups
Underlying medical conditions include:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Chronic lung disease (COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension)
- Dementia or other neurological conditions
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Downs Syndrome
- Heart Conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension)
- HIV Infection
- Liver Disease
- Overweight & obesity
- Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
- Smoking, current or former
- Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
- Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
- Substance use disorders
Increased risk for COVID-19 because of workplace or institutional setting includes:
Healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store and retail workers, first responders, residents and staff of congregant settings (corrections, homeless shelters, group homes, etc.) and many others where a person may be in close contact with people (less than 6 feet apart) on an ongoing basis.