COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Locations

Getting vaccinated will help keep you, your family and the community healthy and safe. The FDA has given emergency use authorization to three COVID-19 vaccines made by ModernaPfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Studies show that the vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19 and limiting the spread of the virus that causes it. 

Who is Eligible?

Everyone ages six months and older.

Booster Shots

Booster shots of all three COVID-19 vaccines are recommended. The CDC’s recommendations now allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots. The booster shot does not have to match the primary series shot.

Find a Vaccine Location

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in the Kansas City metro area.

Missouri's Vaccine Finder

Vaccines for Children

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved for children beginning at six months of age. Many primary care physicians are offering vaccines to their patients.

Children's Mercy is offering vaccine clinics for children ages six months through four years old. Appointments are required.

Children's Mercy Locations 

Jackson County Health Department

The Jackson County Health Department is offering free vaccine and booster clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Walk-ins are accepted until 3:30 p.m., appointments are preferred. All three COVID-19 vaccines are available. Find upcoming opportunities and registration links on the health department's online calendar. Need help making an appointment? Call the health department at 816.404.6415.

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Request an On-site Business or Organization Vaccine Clinic

The health department is offering onsite vaccine clinics to businesses, churches, schools and community organizations. Must have a minimum of 10 individuals interested to schedule a clinic. 

Request a Clinic

In-Home Vaccination

Schedule an in-home vaccination appointment with your local emergency medical services by calling the Mid-America Regional Council(MARC) at 816.421.4980 or 1.800.593.7948. Lines open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Federal Pharmacy Partners 

The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 has selected retail pharmacies to make the vaccine available to eligible persons. This is a federal program which means persons can receive a vaccine at any location, in any state regardless of residency. More information about the program.

Walmart     Sam's Club   Hy-Vee

Mass Vaccination Events 

The Missouri National Guard, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have partnered to hold mass COVID-19 vaccination events across the state for eligible Missourians. 

Area events 

University Health (Truman Medical Center)

Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in at the Lakewood (Lee's Summit) and Downtown locations. Call 404-2273 for more information.

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St. Luke's Health System

Saint Luke's is offering vaccinations to individuals 5 and older. You do not have to be a patient or a resident of Kansas or Missouri, to receive a vaccine. 

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Cass County Health Department

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. 

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Vaccine FAQs


If you need a new vaccination card, contact the vaccination provider site where you received your vaccine. Your provider should give you a new card with up-to-date information about the vaccinations you have received.

If the location where you received your COVID-19 vaccine is no longer operating, contact your state or local health department’s immunization information system (IIS) for assistance.

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

We don’t know yet how long COVID-19 vaccine protection lasts. Recent studies show that protection against the virus may decrease over time. Until they know more, everyone should continue taking basic prevention steps when recommended. 

No. The vaccines do not contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. Therefore, the COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. 

You should get a COVID-19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19.

Getting sick with COVID-19 offers some protection from future illness with COVID-19, sometimes called “natural immunity.” The level of protection people get from having COVID-19 may vary depending on how mild or severe their illness was, the time since their infection, and their age. No currently available test can reliably determine if a person is protected from infection.

All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States are effective at preventing COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine gives most people a high level of protection against COVID-19 even in people who have already been sick with COVID-19.

Emerging evidence shows that getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from COVID-19 infection provides added protection to your immune system. One study showed that, for people who already had COVID-19, those who do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more than 2 times as likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get fully vaccinated after their recovery.

People who were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma or people who have a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C) may need to wait a while after recovering before they can get vaccinated. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to all Missourians, including those without insurance. No person can be billed for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination providers may charge an administration fee to insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, if applicable in your situation. Uninsured Missourians will be able to receive the vaccination regardless of their health insurance status.

People who have had a known COVID-19 exposure should not seek vaccination until their quarantine period has ended to avoid potentially exposing healthcare personnel and others during the vaccination visit. This recommendation also applies to people with a known COVID-19 exposure who have received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine but not their second.

The protection someone gains from having an infection (called “natural immunity”) varies depending on the disease, and it varies from person to person. Because this virus is new, we don’t know how long natural immunity might last. Current evidence suggests that getting the virus again (reinfection) is uncommon in the 90 days after the first infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Vaccine ingredients vary by manufacturer. None of the vaccines contain eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt, lithium, and rare earth alloys. They are also free from manufactured products such as microelectronics, electrodes, carbon nanotubes, or nanowire semiconductors.

To learn more about the ingredients in authorized COVID-19 vaccines, see

 

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same visit. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, and possible side effects after getting vaccinated are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines. Learn more about the timing of other vaccines.

No. The COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA.