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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: January 13, 2021

Sign Up to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 13, 2021) The Riley County Health Department is proactively working to compile names and contact information for those who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available. The plan for distribution will be based upon a pre-determined phasing system created using guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

If you are interested in receiving the coronavirus vaccine in the future, please go to our website and sign up here: www.RileyCountyKS.gov/VaccineRequest. Vaccines are not available to the general public right now.

If you prefer to sign up by phone, please call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and provide your information over the phone: 785-565-6560. If you do not reach someone, please leave a message with your first and last name and phone number and someone will call you back as soon as possible. 

“We are extremely grateful for the public’s eagerness to receive the coronavirus vaccine to help stop the spread and protect our community,” Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs said. “We understand the high interest in becoming immunized as quickly as possible throughout Riley County. The data collected in the online form will help us to easily communicate with the public when vaccines are available and advise people how to promptly receive them.” 

The information you provide will be used to contact you with further instructions when vaccine doses are available for you. Distribution will take place in a phased approach depending on age, health condition, and occupation. A verification process will be in place to ensure participants are eligible for vaccination based on age or a high-risk medical condition listed on the form. Proof of residence in Riley County will also be required.

Riley County is currently in Phase 1 of the vaccine distribution plan. Vaccine availability is based on vaccine supply and when state distribution occurs. 

Phase 1 includes:

  • Healthcare workers

  • Long Term Care Facilities

  • Emergency Medical Services

Phase 2 will include: 

  • Adults 65 and Older

  • First Responders

  • K-12 Teachers and Staff

  • Licensed Child Care, Preschools, After School Care, Child Care Licensing Staff

  • Emergency Shelter and Domestic Violence Homes, Adult Group Care Homes, Residential Treatment Centers, Adult and Child Protective Services

  • Public Transportation

For more information about Riley County’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visit the Riley County website at www.rileycountyks.gov/coronavirus, follow RCHD on Facebook at /Rileycountyhealthdepartment/ and Twitter @RileyCoHealth.

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