The Barton County Health Department will continue to offer first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine by holding drive-through clinics. First and second doses will be available on Saturday, March 13, at the Barton County Fairgrounds Expo III building at 455 West Barton County Road.
Second dose information
The COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are for individuals who received their first dose on or before Feb. 13. The clinic for these doses will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13 at Expo III.
If you received your first COVID 19 vaccination on or before Feb. 13, you are automatically on the list for the second dose. Please do not call to make an appointment; second doses will only be administered during this timeframe. If you for some reason are not able to accommodate this schedule, your name will be placed on the list for second doses at the next drive-through event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that the second doses for this vaccine, manufactured by Moderna, be administered 28 days after the first dose:
• Persons age 18 years and older should receive 2 doses at least 28 days apart.
Second doses should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible.
• If it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, you may schedule the second dose up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose; there is limited efficacy data beyond this window, but a dose after this time does not need to be repeated.
• Doses inadvertently given less than 28 days apart do not need to be repeated.
First dose information
Barton County anticipates receiving 600 “first doses” of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday and will conduct a drive-through clinic at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Expo III.
Eligible participants are based on Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) guidance to vaccinate persons aged 65+, those who live 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 5 p.m. Barton County anticipates receiving more vaccine in the near future and will continue to host additional drive-through clinics as soon as possible.
What to bring
Paperwork is required for first and second doses.
It is not required, however, to expedite your vaccination, eligible persons may visit www.bartoncounty.org to download and complete the vaccine consent form found under the COVID 19 tab.