OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe Well being is now increasing vaccine distribution to cowl essential employees and susceptible populations.
Dr. Phil Schneider, the Director of Pharmacy at Olathe Well being, stated the healthcare system is administering roughly 3,000 doses throughout 15 clinics every week.
“We began noticing that a few of our appointments weren’t filling up as quick as they’d been initially. In collaboration with the county, they agreed to have us open it as much as a number of the different Section 2 important employees,” Schneider stated.
Folks 65 and older in addition to essential employees in high-contact fields now qualify to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine.
Excessive-contact essential employees in Section 2 embrace:
- Ok-12 lecturers and workers
- Childcare suppliers
- First responders, together with firefighters and police
- Meals and agriculture employees
- Grocery retailer employees
- Bar and restaurant employees
- Meals processing plant employees
Excessive-contact essential employees might want to deliver their work ID to the vaccination clinic. You’ll be able to schedule an appointment by calling Olathe Well being scheduling hotline at (913) 782-2224.
Olathe Well being has partnered with space nonprofits to supply vaccines to folks experiencing houselessness.
Schneider stated Olathe Well being will host a vaccination clinic for folks experiencing homelessness on Saturday, March 13 from midday till 2 p.m. on the Salvation Military at 420 E. Santa Fe Road, in Olathe.
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