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Vaccines available to kids 12 and older

Staff writer

Children 12 and over will now be able to get a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination by phoning the county health department to arrange one.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will continue to be given during regular vaccination clinics.

As of Tuesday evening, Marion County Health Department reported seven new COVID cases in this past week, with seven people in isolation.

This brings the total number of cases to 1,089 by the health department’s count. The death count for the county remains at 24.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment data, always different from county data, lists a total of 1,108 COVID cases for the county.

So far, the county has vaccinated 2,489 people.

Two vaccination clinics are set for this next week, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Both will be at the health department. Both appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

Johnson & Johnson as well as Moderna vaccines will be available at Thursday’s clinic. Moderna will be the only vaccine given at Tuesday’s clinic.

Vaccine appointments can be made by calling the health department at (620) 382-2550 or by going to the county website and signing up online on the health department page.

The health department now gives Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to anyone 18 and older, whether or not they live in the county.

Last modified May 20, 2021