The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration have recommended a pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, and Swope Health has suspended its use.

Swope Health continues to offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

If you have questions about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC provides more information. Or you can call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Kansas COVID-19 hotline at 866-534-3463.

Additional resources:

The CDC statement:

As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.

If you have received the J&J vaccine

People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Health care providers are asked to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html

 

VACCINATION EVENTS

April 17, 2021

Swope Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Missouri residents 18 and older at this drive-thru event. The Moderna vaccine will be administered.

  • Location: Concord Fortress of Hope Church in Kansas City, MO.
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Appointment required:  swopehealth.org/vaccine-april17
  • If you need assistance registering, you may call 816-321-3333.
  • Note: The Moderna vaccine requires two doses. The second dose will be administered on May 15th at the same location listed above.

 

May 8, 2021

Swope Health will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Missouri residents 18 & older at this drive-thru event.

  • Memorial Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO
  • Appointment required:  swopehealth.org/vaccine-may8
  • If you need assistance registering, you may call 816-321-3333.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS…

To sign up for a vaccination:

In Missouri:

  • IF YOU ARE A SWOPE HEALTH PATIENT, please call (816) 321-3398 to schedule an appointment. You can also ask your Swope Health provider or an associate at the clinics to assist you in getting an appointment. Swope Health is giving vaccinations at 4401 Blue Parkway, in The Shops on Blue Parkway, Kansas City. You must have a scheduled appointment to be vaccinated at this location.
  • If you are a Missouri resident (not a Swope Health patient): please fill out the Missouri Vaccine Navigator.

In Kansas:

  • IF YOU ARE A SWOPE HEALTH PATIENT: Please call (816) 599-5112 to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination at Swope Health Wyandotte. You can also ask your Swope Health provider or an associate at the clinics to assist you in getting an appointment. Swope Health Wyandotte location for COVID-19 vaccinations are at 21 North 12 Street, Suite 400 Kansas City, KS.  You must have a scheduled appointment to be vaccinated at this location.
  • If you are a Kansas resident (not a Swope Health patient) – Contact your county health department or find other options at the Vaccine Finder (https://vaccinefinder.org/).
  • The Mid-America Regional Council operates PrepareMetro, a website with lists of vaccination providers and other information.

When you are scheduled for an appointment, please bring your ID and proof of eligibility, such as your work ID. Plan on staying at the vaccination location for at least 15 minutes, after receiving your vaccine, while you are monitored for allergic reaction. We also ask that you wear a mask at all times and adhere to physical distancing practices.

We are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Swope Health patients and community members who meet criteria — by appointment only — at our new COVID-19 Vaccination location: 4401 Blue Parkway, in The Shops on Blue Parkway, Kansas City.

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? 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.