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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 two COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer. Both vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to encourage cells to initiate an immune response to the virus which causes COVID-19. Studies show that the vaccines are effective in keeping you from getting COVID-19. 

Data from clinical trials indicate a 95% efficacy rate for Pfizer's vaccine and a 94.5% efficacy rate for Moderna's vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine requires two shots, 21 days apart, and is approved for those aged 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine requires two shots, 28 days apart, and is approved for those aged 18 and older. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made recommendations on who should receive the vaccine first. It's then up to each state to create its own vaccine distribution plan. Missourians qualify for the vaccination based on a phased approach.

Vaccine Registration & Locations


Jackson County Health Department

The Jackson County Health Department is offering vaccination clinics. Walk-ins accepted. 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.

Register

Request an Onsite 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   Price Chopper   Health Mart

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 

HCA Midwest Health Community Vaccination Clinics

HCA Midwest Health has partnered with state and local officials to help vaccinate eligible Missourians. Local hospitals include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Belton Regional Medical Center. Sign up online or call 816.508.4163 if you do not have access to email or need assistance. Appointments are required.

Information & sign Up

Truman Medical Centers

Walk-in vaccine appointments available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations. Call 404-2273 for more information.

University Health 2
2211 Charlotte St., KCMO

Lakewood Campus 
7900 Lee's Summit Rd., KCMO

St. Luke's Health System

Offering vaccinations to individuals age 16 or older. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. 

More Information 

Cass County Health Department

Appointments required.

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Vaccine FAQs


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.

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:

  • You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
  • You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
    • However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.

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Public health experts are still learning how long the COVID-19 vaccine can protect people. 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. 

Yes. Re-infection is possible and due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19, you should take the vaccine. Health experts do not know how long a person is protected from the immunity gained from the infection nor are they certain how long vaccine-induced immunity lasts until there is more data on how well the vaccines work. 

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.

If you are in quarantine due to a known COVID-19 exposure, you should delay your vaccination until your quarantine period has ended unless residing in a congregate setting (health care/long-term care facility, correctional facility, homeless shelter, etc.).

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.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines do NOT contain eggs, preservatives or latex. For a full list of ingredients: Pfizer, Moderna

If you get your COVID-19 first, the CDC recommends you wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine (including a flu or shingles vaccine). If you receive another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

If a COVID-19 vaccine is inadvertently given within 14 days of another vaccine, you do not need to restart the COVID-19 vaccine series; you should still complete the series on schedule.

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