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JOCO health officials postpone Tuesdays COVID-19 vaccination clinic – KMBC Kansas City

JOCO well being officers postpone Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Well being officers say all appointments for Feb. 16 can be moved to Feb. 24



STATES ARE SEEING A DROP IN NEW CASES IN MISSOURI, THE SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE IS DOWN TO JUST UNDER 800 IN KANSAS. THE STATE HAS SEEN 1300 NEW CASES SINCE FRIDAY IN KANSAS. THE MONTHLY POSITIVITY RATE IS AT 5.4% IN MISSOURI. THE POSITIVITY RATE IS DOWN TO 6.7 PERCENT. AND WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS. KANSAS IS CONFIRMING ITS SECOND CASE OF THE UK CORONAVIRUS VARIANT. THE VARIANT WAS IDENTIFIED IN SEDGWICK COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE PERSON BECAME INFECTED WHILE TRAVELING OUT OF STATE THE FIRST CASE WAS IDENTIFIED LAST MONTH IN ELLIS COUNTY EVIDENCE FROM THE UK SUGGESTS THE UK VARIANT SPREADS MORE QUICKLY AND MAY RAPIDLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS AT LEAST SEVEN NEW VARIANTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS ARE NOW HERE IN THE US RESEARCHERS FOUND A COMMON MUTATION IN THE VARIANT SPOTTED IN GENETIC TESTING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE STUDY HAS YET TO BE PEER-REVIEWED BUT DOCTORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HEALTH SYSTEM SAY, THEY’RE NOT SURPRISED BY THESE FINDINGS. THE CORONAVIRUS SHIFTS ALL THE TIME AND ALL THIS DIFFERENT FORMS THE COMMON COLD CORONAVIRUS SHIFTS ITS FORM ALL THE TIME. AND SO IT’S NOT A SURPRISE. THERE’S A SPIKE PROTEIN CORONAVIRUS IS STARTING TO SHIFT IS FORMED BECAUSE WHEN IT GETS INTO PATIENTS AND IT GOES INTO YOUR BODY, IT MUTATES PRETTY RAPIDLY FROM ONE TO ANOTHER SO THERE’S PROBABLY MORE THAN SEVEN VARIANTS OUT THERE. THE BIGGEST QUESTION IS WILL THESE VARIANTS RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE AND DOCTORS SAY MORE RESEARCH IS STILL NEEDED? SOMETHING THAT MAKES PPE IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR EXPANSION IN LENEXA DENTEK HAS BEEN OPERATING OUT OF THIS RECOGNIZABLE BUILDING OFF I-35, BUT IT IS NOW EXPANDING INTO ANOTHER FACILITY THE COMPANY RECEIVED 1.Four MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING TO MANUFACTURE N95 FACE MASKS DENTECH EXPECTS TO MAKE 20 TIMES. THE NUMBER OF MASKS. IT’S PRODUCING. NO I BECOME VERY PERSONALLY ATTACHED AND EMOTIONAL TO THIS WHY. I RECEIVED THE EMAILS FROM DOCTORS AND NURSES AND PHONE CALLS. PARENTS OF DOCTORS AND NURSES SAYING I CAN’T GET ANY ANY N95 RESPIRATORS. THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING IS ALSO ALLOWED THE COMPANY TO HIRE MORE PEOPLE A MASS VACCINATION IS SET FOR TOMORROW IN CLAY COUNTY. THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ANNOUNCED CERNER’S HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH KANSAS CITY WILL HOST THE CLINIC. IT’S TOMORROW FROM eight TO 6:00 OR UNTIL THE SUPPLY RUNS OUT. THIS IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE GETTING THEIR FIRST DOSE OF THE VACCINE AND YOU DO HAVE TO REGISTER FIRST ONLINE AT COVID-19.MO DOT GOV NOW WE KNOW YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VACCINE AND KMBC9 NEWS IS PUTTING ANSWERS TOGETHER FOR YOU ON OUR WEBSITE. WE’RE ALSO POSTING STATE AND COUNTY SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON VACCINES FROM LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS, AND THAT INCLUDES WHO WILL QUALIFY FOR A VACCINE AND HOW AND WHEN TO SIGN UP AND YOU CAN F

JOCO well being officers postpone Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Well being officers say all appointments for Feb. 16 can be moved to Feb. 24

The Johnson County Division of Well being and Atmosphere stated it’s suspending Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic due to the acute climate and the opportunity of rolling energy outages.Well being officers stated all appointments for Feb. 16 can be moved to Feb. 24. The vaccination clinic can be in the identical location, Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Dr., Shawnee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These with appointments for Feb. 16 will maintain the identical appointment occasions for Feb. 24.

The Johnson County Division of Well being and Atmosphere stated it’s suspending Tuesday’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic due to the acute climate and the opportunity of rolling energy outages.

Well being officers stated all appointments for Feb. 16 can be moved to Feb. 24.

The vaccination clinic can be in the identical location, Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Dr., Shawnee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These with appointments for Feb. 16 will maintain the identical appointment occasions for Feb. 24.

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