JCDHE partners with Hy-Vee to administer COVID-19 vaccines at senior living facilities

Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 16:56:43-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 20 Johnson County senior living facilities will be able to vaccinate their residents from COVID-19 due to a partnership with Hy-Vee.

The Midwest grocery store chain announced on Monday that it has partnered with the Johnson County Health Department to provide the first dose of the vaccine through mobile clinics. Roughly 1,700 residents among 23 facilities will receive the Pfzier-BioNTech version of the vaccine, according to a news release.

“Hy-Vee’s eight-state footprint and bandwidth of more than 270 pharmacies gives us the unique opportunity to offer much-needed vaccine accessibility to both urban and rural communities across the Midwest,” Aaron Wiese, Hy-Vee’s executive vice president of business innovation and chief health officer, said in a news release. “Our team of more than 2,700 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are committed to following all CDC guidelines, and we have processes in place to ensure the administration of the vaccines are done so in a safe and efficient manner.”

The vaccine is being provided at no cost at the following sites:

  • Aspen Ridge
  • Bethel Estates of Gardner
  • Bloom Senior Living
  • Bluejacket Lodge
  • Legacy Senior Residences
  • Mission Square Independent Senior Living
  • Novel Place Senior Living
  • Olathe Towers & College Way Village
  • Overland Park Place
  • Overland Towers Apartments
  • Rosewood Place Seniors Apartments
  • Santa Fe Towers Apartments
  • Sunflower Apartments
  • The Fairways at Ironhorse
  • The Gardens at Creekside
  • The Grand Estates on Greenwood
  • Town Village of Leawood
  • Valley Springs Senior Apartments
  • Village Cooperative Lenexa
  • Village Cooperative Olathe
  • Village Cooperative Overland Park
  • Village Cooperative Shawnee
  • Wyndam Place Senior Apartment Homes