VACCINATION EVENTS

Oct. 5: 5-7 pm, Kansas City Police Athletic League, 1801 White Ave.,  Kansas City, MO  64126. Offering Pfizer vaccination to individuals 12 and up (anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian present) or Johnson & Johnson vaccination to individuals 18 and older.

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available at All Swope Health Locations

The clinics at Swope Health Central – Adult medicine, Pediatrics, and Ob-Gyn – will all have COVID-19 vaccinations available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to anyone age 12-17 with a parent or guardian present. To make an appointment, call 816-923-5800.

Additionally, Swope Health now offers the vaccine at the following Swope Health Clinic locations on scheduled days. At each location, the Pfizer vaccine is offered to anyone age 12 or older; those between the ages of 12-17 must have a parent or guardian present.

Please call 816-923-5800 to schedule an appointment at the following locations:

–         Central, Monday through Friday – 8:30 – 12 and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

–         Swope Health Belton, Friday – 8:30 – 1:00 pm

–         Swope Health Independence, Wednesday – 8:30 – 12:00 pm

–         Swope Health Northland, Friday – 8:30 – 1:00 pm

Please call the following locations directly for an appointment:

–         Swope Health Hickman Mills, Please call to schedule an appointment:  816-321-3201

–         Swope Health West, Please call to schedule an appointment:  913-321-2200

–         Swope Health Wyandotte, Please call to schedule an appointment:  816-599-5111

If you have questions, please call 816-923-5800

Help protect your child and your family 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 12 years of age and older to protect against COVID-19. Children 12 years of age and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect your child from getting COVID-19, and also help keep your child from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19. Help protect your whole family by getting yourself and your children 12 years of age and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

Learn more from the CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

COVID-19 VACCINE Frequently Asked Questions

How is the vaccination administered? Both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines are intramuscular injections, which means they are injected into the muscle of your arm.
How effective is the vaccine? Both the Pfizer and Modena vaccines have an approximate 95% efficacy rate and are highly effective in preventing severe disease.
What are the common side effects? The common side effects of both vaccines are fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, chills, and injection site pain.

These are more commonly experienced after the second dose for those who have never been exposed to COVID-19.

How many injections will I need to get? Pfizer

To be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, you will get 2 injections, at least 3 weeks (21 days) apart.

Moderna

To be fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, you will get 2 injections, at least 4 weeks (28 days) apart.

Do I need to stick with the same brand/manufacturer for both injections? Yes. While both vaccines have been proven to be effective, they have not been studied together. You must receive the same vaccine for both doses
Do I really need both injections (shots)? YES! The only way for the vaccine to be effective is for you to complete the series by getting the first and second doses.
If I had COVID-19, do I still need to get a vaccine? Yes, vaccination will give you stronger and more long-lasting protection.
Do I still need to wear a mask? YES! Even after getting the vaccine, it is very important that you continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid large gatherings (especially indoors).

For additional vaccine information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccines.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.