Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has announced that it will soon offer a drive-thru clinic at LMH Health for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for those who qualify.
According to the department’s news release, the CDC recommends boosters for those who have completed the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series and are:
- 65 years and older, or
- Residents of a long-term care setting, or
- 50-64 years old with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung diseases, Down syndrome, dementia, heart conditions, diabetes, HIV, immunocompromised state, liver disease, overweight or obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or thalassemia, smoking, solid organ or blood stem cell transplant, stroke and substance use disorders.
The CDC also approved the booster for those who have completed the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series and are 18-49 years old with underlying medical conditions or who are 18-64 years old who are at increased risk for exposure because of their occupation or “institutional setting.” That may include healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store workers, retail workers, first responders, and residents and staff in congregant settings, according to the release.
Those who qualify for boosters can make appointments at this link or by calling LDCPH at 785-843-0721.
Appointments will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, and next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4, 5, 7 and 8. You don’t need insurance, but you are encouraged to bring your COVID vaccination card and/or health insurance card.
The drive-thru can be accessed from the hospital patient and visitor entrance at 330 Arkansas St., shown on the map below.
Boosters have not yet been approved for those who received the Moderna two-dose vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine.