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Vaccine available for individuals 12 and up in Ellis County

Ellis County Health Department has reviewed and received final approval to provide the Pfizer vaccine to all individuals over the age of 12. Individuals under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Following state guidance individuals under 18 will need to provide one...
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Coronavirus vaccination efforts continue in Ellis County

Health officials in Kansas say more than 30 percent of adults, or nearly 932,000 people in the state, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In Ellis County, that number is nearing 10,000. At this week’s county commission meeting, Health Services Director Jason Kennedy told the commission...
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UPDATE: 8K vaccine doses administered, reporting will change

Ellis County Health Department is happy to report that through the COVID Community Vaccine Initiative, 8000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Through a tremendous outpouring of support from the medical community, volunteers, and community partnerships the vaccine clinic is running successfully. This week will still have ample supply of vaccine available. If you have not registered, please do so at www.ellisco.net. If you are unable to access the website, you may call 785-628-9440 for assistance with registration. The Hays Public Library has also teamed up with ECHD to provide access to computers and assistance with registration. You may call them at 785-625-9014.
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Ellis Co. to start vaccinating phases 3 and 4

Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced the state will move to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan on March 22, 2021. With this move, individuals between ages 16 and 64 with a preexisting medical condition and other non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure will be eligible for vaccination.
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Teachers receive COVID-19 vaccines on March 3

On March 3, all teachers at Hays High had the opportunity to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna shot is only recommended for those 18 years of age and older. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, possible post-vaccination symptoms are tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea and pain, redness and swelling in the arm.
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VA to distribute Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Hays, Wichita

The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is receiving a limited quantity of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week and will distribute the doses to veterans in Hays and Wichita. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an Emergency Use...
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Paradise Roots Pharmacy receives COVID vaccines

HILL CITY — Paradise Roots Pharmacy in Hill City received COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday. "We are a small pharmacy, but we will be vaccinating over 100 patients in the next week," Kylee Shae, owner, said ... "Graham County patients, Rooks County patients, Ellis County patients, Ellis school staff members and many others as soon as we can get them scheduled."
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Hays, Colby Walmarts selected to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Two western Kansas Walmart locations will administer COVID-19 vaccines Friday through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The locations in Hays and Colby will join 18 other locations in Kansas and more than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states that will receive federal vaccine allocations this week, according to a statement from Walmart on Tuesday.
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Ellis County gets 500 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Another 500 people living or working in Ellis County will get their COVID-19 vaccinations this week. That's how many doses arrived this week from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, according to Ellis County Health Services director Jason Kennedy. KDHE is distributing vaccine dispatched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Vaccinated citizens hope for protection against new strain

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Fort Hays State University said on Thursday that a student-athlete was the individual who tested positive for the UK variant of the coronavirus. The university is in Hays, Kansas. On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it identified a patient with the...
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Ellis Co. on tap for 400 COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Ellis County is slated to receive 400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this coming week, according to Ellis County Health Services director Jason Kennedy. The doses, if they arrive early in the week, will be administered starting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the former Gordmans retail store in Big Creek Crossing mall.
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First COVID-19 vaccine for 650 people scheduled at Gordmans this week

COVID-19 vaccines for members of the public in Phase 2 began Tuesday afternoon by appointment in the former Gordmans retail space at Big Creek Crossing mall, with 350 more doses than expected available. A total of 800 doses were being administered this week, said Jason Kennedy, health services director for...
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HaysMed clarifies COVID-19 vaccine information

HaysMed, part of the The University of Kansas Health System, is reaching out to the community to clarify information about the COVID-19 Vaccine. HaysMed clinics are not currently scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for the general public at this time. “We are receiving numerous calls to our clinics about...