Leawood Family Care would like to help patients stay informed during the COVID-19 vaccination process.

At this time, the vaccine is available in very limited doses to certain Kansans. According to KDHE, as availability increases, vaccines will be opened up to all Kansans and distributed at convenient locations.

Here’s what we know about where Johnson County is in the vaccination process to date

— Johnson County is currently working through vaccinating everyone in Phase 1. This includes frontline health care workers and nursing home residents and staff.

— Kansas is still completing phase 1 vaccine distribution but has began phase 2 distribution also.

— If you are a healthcare worker, nursing home resident or employee and have not yet been vaccinated contact your employer to get details on how to get scheduled for your vaccination.

— If you are an individual in Phase 2 (this includes those 65 and older and high-contact critical workers like teachers, childcare workers, employees at bars and restaurants and grocery store employees) who wants to demonstrate interest in getting the vaccine you can fill out this Johnson County form: https://redcap.jocogov.org/surveys/?s=8KWLNLWWHL

Except in very few instances, patients should get the vaccine when it becomes available to them. At this time, and for the foreseeable future Leawood Family Care will not be providing vaccinations.

The University of Kansas Health System is offering a sign-up form for the vaccine. There are separate options for current patients, and those who are not current patients of KU Health system. You can access that here: https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/…/covid-vaccine-form

Leawood Family Care highly recommends our patients follow the State and Johnson County for updates on where we are at on COVID-19 vaccinations and phases.

Here are some helpful links you can check out to stay up to date:

— You can sign up for Johnson County’s COVID-19 email newsletter here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/HwaR6hN/coronavirus

— Visit www.kansasvaccine.gov and review FAQs and other helpful materials to be informed on COVID-19 facts.

–Are you a Missouri resident? You can check out this website for more information: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/