Johnson County to prioritize vaccinating people 65 and older next week

Appointments will be limited, county says
Johnson County Health Department
Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 15:30:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnson County will open its clinics to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 65 and older beginning next Wednesday, according to the county's health department.

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola told 41 Action News the department began emailing people registration links Thursday.

"There’s not a whole lot of appointments, but beginning today the appointments that we are sending out are for 65-plus," Areola said. "Those clinics begin on Wednesday."

On Tuesday, the department also will hold vaccine clinics that will focus on people ages 80 and older.

Aerola said people should check their spam folders to ensure the vaccine registration link isn't lost. As of now, JCDHE will only have a limited amount of appointments available.