KDHE: Vaccine and testing clinics continue statewide with emergence of delta variant

Coronavirus in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced that with the increased presence of the delta variant in the region, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics.

KDHE stated that the emergence of the delta variant poses a dangerous risk to communities across Kansas. In a news release, KDHE listed clinics that are part of a sustained effort to mobilize Kansans to get vaccinated and/or tested to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

According to the CDC, the delta variant is twice as infectious as the B. 117 variant which was previously the dominant strain. The new variant appears to be spreading most quickly in communities that have the lowest vaccination rates. Over the last few weeks, nearly all patients who died of COVID-19 were unvaccinated the KDHE said. It’s essential for Kansans to stay safe by continuing to social distance and wear masks while around unvaccinated people.

Events are listed below by county and then by date:

Allen

  • July 28, 2021 – July 31, 2021
  • What: Gates Corporations, Vaccine Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Gates Corporation, 1450 Montana Road, Iola, KS
  • Hours: TBD

Crawford County

  • Thursday, August 6, 2021
  • What: Emporia Senior Center, Testing Event
  • Where: Emporia Senior Center, 603 E 12th Ave Emporia, KS
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 Doniphan

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • What: Doniphan County, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: TBD
  • Where: Troy Fairgrounds, 100 N Boder St., Troy, KS
  • Hours: 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Douglas County

  • Friday, July 30, 2021
  • What: Lawrence Mobile Clinic, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Starbucks Parking Lot, 23rd and Ousdahl, Lawrence, KS
  • Hours: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ford County

  • July 27, 2021 – August 8, 2021
  • What: Dodge City Days, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, 101 E Wyatt Blvd, Dodge City, KS
  • Hours: TBD

Graham County

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • What: Nicodemus History Days, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Nicodemus National Historic Site, South Ave and 2nd St, Nicodemus, KS
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lyon County

  • Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • What: Crawford County, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Countryside Christian Church, 1901 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Reno County

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • What: Reno Co. Food Pantry, Vaccination Clinic
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: 700 N Walnut St Hutchinson, KS
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021
  • What: Reno Co. Food Pantry, Vaccination Clinic
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: 700 N Walnut St Hutchinson, KS
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Riley County

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • What: Be Able Community, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Be Able Community, 431 5th St, Manhattan, KS
  • Hours: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • What: Be Able Community, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Be Able Community, 431 5th St, Manhattan, KS
  • Hours: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021
  • What: Everyone Counts at Douglass Community Center, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: Douglass Community Center, 900 Yuma, Manhattan, KS
  • Hours: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sedgwick County

  • Monday, August 2, 2021
  • What: United Methodist Open Door, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: 2130 E 21st Street, Wichita KS
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • What: Christian Faith Center, Vaccine and Testing Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
  • Where: 1130 South Broadway Street, Wichita, KS
  • Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00PM

Shawnee County

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • What: Nicodemus History Days, Vaccine Event
  • Vaccines Offered: Pfizer
  • Where: Highland Park High School, 2424 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KDHE stated that additional vaccine and testing events may be happening in communities across the state. Kansans are asked to check with their local health department for events that may not be listed.

To find a free testing location in the community, click here. To learn more about the vaccines and schedule a vaccination appointment, click here.

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