Before you arrive at Swope Health Central, you should CALL 816-923-5800. If you have concerns about COVID-19 symptoms, when you call, we’ll determine the next steps.
Current Swope Health patients can 1) receive a vaccine during their regularly scheduled appointment or 2) schedule an appointment for a vaccine.
We are not accepting walk-up vaccine patients at this time. Subject to change.
Help protect your child and your family
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 5 years of age and older to protect against COVID-19. Children 5 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 5 years of age and older vaccinated against COVID-19.
Learn more from the CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
Boost your protection
Swope Health encourages everyone 12 and older to receive a booster to strengthen your protection against COVID-19. Booster shots are the best way to protect against the Delta variant of COVID-19 as well as the newest variant, the Omicron.
Initial data on the Omicron variant suggests that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other variants.
Swope Health Patients can schedule your vaccines and boosters by calling 816-923-5800 for an appointment at Swope Health Central or 816-599-5111 for an appointment at Swope Health Wyandotte.
Not a Swope Health Patient, but want a vaccine or booster by the holidays? Check out Swope Health’s vaccine events listed above or visit VaccinateKC.org to schedule a vaccine appointment near you.
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?
To be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, you will get 2 injections, at least 3 weeks (21 days) apart.
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).
|Who can get a booster?
||Boosters are available to anyone who is 12+ and fully vaccinated against COVID-19:
- At least 2 months after a 1-dose vaccine of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
- At least 5 months after a 2-dose vaccine of Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna
|Which booster should you get?
||Any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States.
For additional vaccine information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccines.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.