Jackson County's "Safer at Home" Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on the guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

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


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. Vaccinations will begin on February 12. More information about the program.

Walmart     Sam's Club   Hy-Vee   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. Before registering, verify your eligibility.

Sign Up 

Operation Safe (Cerner Headquarters)  

North Kansas City Hospital and Liberty Hospital are participating in an effort known as Operation Safe. Thousands of eligible Missourians can be vaccinated each week at Operation Safe events held at Cerner Headquarters. 

Sign Up 

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

Register online for TMC's vaccine waitlist. Must be a Missouri resident and meet eligibility requirements. Do not register unless you are eligible

register 

St. Luke's Health System

St. Luke's will reach out to eligible patients. No sign up.

More Information 

Jackson County Health Department

Register online for the health department's vaccine waitlist.

Register

Cass County Health Department

Register online for the health department's vaccine notification survey tool.

Register

Vaccine FAQs


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

Yes. Not enough information is currently available to say if or when CDC will stop recommending that people wear masks and avoid close contact with others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Experts do not yet know if getting the COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus to others, even if you aren't sick yourself. 

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.