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COVID-19 Vaccine

Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine

KC CARE  has been selected by the State of Missouri to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to our community. Our clinical teams are working closely with Federal, State and local health departments and will follow the State of Missouri’s recommendations on vaccinating the community in coordinated phases.

Common questions about the vaccine are covered in a recent blog post,”What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine“.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, continue to check this page and follow us on our social media platforms.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our staff is working diligently to distribute vaccines to our community as swiftly, professionally, and equitably as possible.

 

 

Eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine

For more information about Phase 1a – Group A-F: Healthcare workers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents.

For more information about Phase 2a – Tier 1: First Responders, Emergency Services, and Public Health Infrastructure.

For more information about Phase 2a – Tier 2: High-Risk individuals.

If you meet this criteria and live in Missouri, please email the following information:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Job Title

Email:  covidvaccine@kccare.org

We recognize the demand for vaccinations is quite high, and we are working quickly and diligently to schedule vaccinations.

 

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

It is important for you to continue to wear a mask and socially distance even after receiving the vaccine. Social distancing, mask wearing and vaccinating are all critical tools to defeating COVID-19. We must use every tool available to us until the virus is under control.

What are the side effects to the COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from COVID-19. The most common side effects are typically very mild and can include pain or swelling at the injection site, fatigue, mild fever, or muscle aches. If you experience any of these symptoms, remember that they are completely normal and should resolve in 24 to 48 hours. For both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, you need both shots in the series for the vaccine to be fully effective.

If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor or healthcare provider. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html.

 

 

 

What are the symptoms for COVID-19?

COVID-19 is mainly spread person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Do what you can to keep yourself and your family healthy.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Social distance at least 6 feet and limit indoor activities around other people.
  • Wear a mask in public and around other people.

What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19?

KC CARE recommends that you:

  • Quarantine for 10 days, staying away from other people as much as possible.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Get a COVID-19 test approximately 5 -7 days after your exposure. Visit KC CARE’s testing page  for more information on times and locations.

If you develop symptoms, you should:

  • Contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
  • Arrange to get a COVID-19 test. Visit KC CARE’s Testing page for more information on times and locations.
  • If you have trouble breathing, extremely high body temperature, or other acute symptoms, you should immediately call 911.

 

COVID-19 Testing

For the most up to date information and locations on where you can receive a COVID-19 Test, visit our mobile testing page.