Barton County will conduct a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, March 3 at the Great Bend Expo Complex in the Expo III building west of Great Bend, county Public information Officer Donna Zimmerman said Friday afternoon.
There will be 400 potential booster doses available for those who received their first dose on or before Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Then, 400 first doses will be available on a first-come-first-served basis starting at 2 p.m. Due to the limited number of doses, it is likely the event will end before 5 p.m., Zimmerman said.
Eligible participants for the first done are based on KDHE guidance and include persons aged 65+, those in congregate settings and those in high-contact critical fields as outlined in Phase 2 of the governor’s plan. Only those individuals will be included in this event.
Barton County anticipates receiving more vaccine in the near future and will continue to host additional drive through clinics as soon as possible.
As for the second doses, if one received their first COVID 19 vaccination during the above dates, they are automatically on the list for the second dose. Do not call to make an appointment as second doses will only be administered during this time frame.
If for some reason one is not able to accommodate this schedule, their name will be placed on the list for second doses at the next drive through event. The manufacturer of the vaccine, Moderna, allows for the second dose anytime four days prior to and 28 days after the first dose.
It is not required, however, to expedite both first and second doses, eligible persons may visit www.bartoncounty.org to download and complete the vaccine consent form found under the COVID 19 tab.