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 dgcoks.org/vaccineinterestform, 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.