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300 COVID-19 doses arrive
vaccine arrives 1-21

Barton County has received 300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and will conduct a drive-through vaccination clinic at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Barton County Fairgrounds Expo III Building.

County Administrator Phil Hathcock said doses will be administered to eligible participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible participants are based on Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidance to vaccinate persons aged 65+, people in congregate settings, and high-contact critical workers as outlined in Phase 2 of the Governor’s plan. Only those individuals will be included in this event.

Due to the limited number of vaccine doses Barton County has received, it is likely the event will end before 7 p.m., Hathcock stated. Barton County anticipates receiving more vaccine doses in the near future and will continue to host additional drive-through clinics as soon as possible.

Eligible persons may expedite their vaccinations by downloading and completing the vaccine consent form found on the Barton County website,, under the COVID-19 tab.