There are no community-based vaccine events planned for this week. Please visit this page frequently for updates. Vaccines are also available at our clinic. See details below.
- June 22: Kansas City Police Department Police Athletic League vaccination event, 5-7 pm, PAL Center, 1801 White Ave. The Police Athletic League is partnering with Swope Health to offer the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12-17 with a parent or guardian present and anyone 18 and older. The second vaccine dose also will be at the PAL Center from 5-7 p.m. July 20. No registration is required.
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 all 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.
You can call 816-923-5800 to schedule an appointment at any location.
The locations and days for vaccinations:
– 4401 Blue Parkway, in The Shops on Blue Parkway, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am to noon and 1 to 3:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you want an appointment, you can call 816-923-5800. This temporary clinic will close on June 25.
– Swope Health Belton, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
– Swope Health Hickman Mills, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
– Swope Health Independence, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
– Swope Health Northland, Wednesdays and Fridays.
– Swope Health West, Mondays.
– Swope Health Wyandotte, call 816-599-5111 to schedule an appointment.
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 in to 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 the 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).
For additional vaccine information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccines.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.