On Saturday, July 10, Swope Health West welcomed members of the community to a free, drive-through and walk-up vaccination event, which also featured fresh foods and protein boxes.
Conducted with support from El Centro, Harvesters, KanCare and Aetna Better Health of Kansas, the event served 89 households, made up of 173 adults, 149 children and 15 seniors. A total of 7,380 pounds of food was distributed. The foods available were frozen protein, milk, fresh potatoes and grapes.
Swope Health provided the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to 18 individuals age 12 and up. The second dose of the vaccination was scheduled for July 31, also at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.