COVID Vaccine Resources & Information

COVID Vaccine Information

In collaboration with Lawrence Douglas County Public Health (LDCPH), LMH Health will be rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in a phased approach as guided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Stay safe

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made the decision to provide the first doses to frontline healthcare workers and residents and staff of long-term nursing facilities. Healthcare workers must be protected in order to continue providing care – not only to COVID-19-positive patients, but to patients with any health condition. Seniors living in nursing homes are deemed a high-risk and vulnerable population in need of early intervention.

Please continue to practice infection prevention measures. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Avoid large gatherings. Most of all, stay safe and take care of yourselves and each other.

Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

Download Vaccine FAQs (pdf) | January 8, 2021

AHA, AMA, ANA issue open letter backing science-based covid-19 vaccine development | December 1, 2020

Why am I getting the vaccine?

Local healthcare professionals share why they will be getting the vaccine

What you need to know today:

As Douglas County begins Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations under the leadership of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health (LDCPH), LMH Health will launch vaccine clinics for residents 65 years of age and older, beginning with an allocation of 1,300 doses. The LMH Health clinics will be in addition to the LDCPH clinic already scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

All current appointment times are full, but we will share information if additional appointments become available. Appointments are contingent on vaccine availability. Sign up for notifications

Using the information gathered through the county’s online survey for Douglas County residents, which can be found at, the county contacted 1,300 randomly-selected residents who have indicated interest in receiving the vaccine via the county’s alert system. Those individuals received instructions about how to sign up online or by phone for one of the 1,300 available vaccination appointments.

Patients must fill out this survey to be included. If they do not have internet access or need assistance completing the form, they can call the Senior Resource Center at 785-842-0543 for assistance. They can leave a message and calls will be returned during business hours as quickly as they can in the order they were received.

With 30,000 to 40,000 Douglas County residents who qualify for this phase, this process will take some time and is, of course, contingent on vaccine availability. While we definitely understand everyone is anxious to receive a vaccine, patience will be incredibly important as we navigate these next steps.

Phase 2 COVID Vaccination information for community members 65 and older | January 24, 2021
LMH Health will be assisting the Lawrence Douglas County Public Health in vaccinating Douglas County residents over 65, regardless of where they receive their care. We will be prepared to deliver 500 to 750 vaccines each day through our new drive-thru vaccine clinic on LMH Health’s Main Campus.

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LMH Health will share information on local media outlets, our community update, our email patient newsletter.
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