Residents can set vaccine appointments online
As COVID-19 cases continue to decline, with only one new case reported during the past week, people who want to be vaccinated can now schedule their own appointments by clicking a link on the Marion County website. They also can call the health department at (620) 382-2550.
Both Moderna two-dose vaccinations and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) one-dose vaccinations are available. Clinics for Moderna vaccinations will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 6, 13, and 20 in Marion. To set an appointment, click on the “Moderna Vaccine Appointment Calendar” on the county website.
A Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 1 in Marion. To make an appointment, click on the “Janssen Vaccine Appointment Calendar” link.
A clinic calendar showing times and dates will open and users can schedule themselves.
The health department Tuesday reported only one new case of COVID-19 during the last week.
Two people remain in isolation or are being treated for the disease. One is hospitalized.
That brings the county’s total number of cases since April to 1,024.
So far 2,091 have been vaccinated by the health department.
The state is now in phase 5 of its vaccination program. Anyone 18 or older can be vaccinated, and need not live in Marion County.