NOTE: This COVID-19 post is over a year old and may contain outdated information. It has been left up for archival purposes only. For the most up-to-date information on masking, vaccines, and more, visit the CDC’s website.
Everyone 6 months and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, and there are several options available.
Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open in Jackson County, and many sites are offering walk-in vaccination. The vaccines are always free, and most clinics do not require ID or insurance.
How to get vaccinated
Option 1: Through the Jackson County Health Department
We offer COVID-19 vaccines every weekday at our Independence clinic, in addition to clinics at community events. Tap the button to see all our upcoming clinics.
Option 2: At a pharmacy or healthcare provider
Many local pharmacies and healthcare providers also have available appointments. Call your primary care provider to see if they’re offering the COVID-19 vaccine. Or, find a vaccine provider near you by entering your zip code in the CDC’s Vaccine Finder.
Option 3: Schedule by phone
If you need help finding or setting up a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you can call:
- The Jackson County Health Department at (816) 404-6415. Phone lines operate Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- MARC’s vaccine registry helpline at 816-421-4980 or 1-800-593-7948. Phone lines operate Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Option 4: In-home vaccination
To schedule an in-home vaccination appointment, please call MARC’s vaccine registry helpline at 816-421-4980 or 1-800-593-7948. Phone lines operate Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Operators will take down your information and connect you with your local emergency medical services to schedule an in-home appointment.
Option 5: At your business or organization
Businesses, churches, schools, and community organizations can now request a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at their site. Visit the link below to fill out our request form.
Vaccine Clinic Request Form
A few tips
- Wear short or loose-fitting sleeves to your appointment.
- Know someone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet? Sign up for an appointment together.
- If you’ve already been vaccinated, help encourage those around you to get vaccinated as well. Here are some tips for having a COVID-19 vaccine conversation with your loved ones.
- A parent or guardian will need to sign minors’ consent forms.
- Share your experience getting the vaccine so your friends and family know how easy it is and what to expect! If you take a selfie, tag us @jacksoncountyhd.
More information: jcph.org/covid-vaccines.
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