Vaccines available for those 16 and older

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By Jessie Wagoner

If you are 16 years or older, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in McPherson County. The McPherson County Health Department announced this week vaccine eligibility has now opened up to include any resident wishing to receive a vaccine.

You may call MCHD at 620-241-1753, your local healthcare provider, or pharmacy for an appointment,” Shalei Shea, director of MCHD said. “You may also search for locations using

Vaccinefinder.org.”

At this time, 16- and 17-year-old individuals may only receive the Pfizer vaccine. Those over the age of 18 are eligible to receive any of the vaccines but should discuss their options with their health care provider.

The county has also released a COVID-19 dashboard on their website at mcphersoncountyks.us. The dashboard provides an easy way for community members to gather the most current COVID-19 information for the county. According to the COVID-19 dashboard, the county has a total of 3,350 cases of COVID-19 in the county. There are currently 21 active cases with three individuals currently hospitalized and the remainder recovering at home. In the county, a total of 9,168 vaccine doses have been administered.