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“Find My Vaccine” tool launched in Kansas

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 9:40 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2021 at 8:55 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new online tool will help Kansans looking to get their COVID-19 vaccine to get to the right spot.

Governor Laura Kelly said Kansans will be able to find nearby COVID-19 vaccine locations and contact information if they utilize a new website.

It will be updated weekly, but Kelly said the system depends on supply from the federal government.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment dashboard shows 7% of the state received the vaccine so far.

“Despite the ongoing vaccine shortage, Kansas is making progress getting vaccines into arms,” she said.

She announced the new mapping tool Wednesday morning and shared how she thinks it will benefit Kansans at her weekly news conference Wednesday afternoon.

“We wanted to go and get ahead of the curve, have this platform ready to go and the public familiar with it when the supply does meet more of our demand,” she said.

You enter your address, it gives you a list of nearby vaccine providers, officials say you still should call a location first to ensure you qualify and it verifies what appointments are needed.

The Governor’s Office and KDHE said the site will evolve as more providers and scheduling opportunities become available. KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said they continue working with counties to make sure the providers list is up to date.

He added the agency reached out to many providers who are going through the process of being registered as a vaccine spot, with a lot them saying it’s a de-motivator to have a dot on the map without having any prospect of having a vaccine soon.

“We have a terrific capacity in there with the current number of dots on the map to increase multiples of what we’re seeing,” he said.

Norman and Kelly are optimistic about receiving more vaccine from the federal government. The state is expected to receive more than 80,000 doses from the federal government next week. Which is up from the 45,000 received last week.

“Vaccine distribution is still dependent upon federal supply,” said Kelly. “To move on through phase two and into the next phase is of distribution we will need to see a significant increase in doses from the federal government.”

All providers who intend to register for a vaccination location are encouraged from Gov. Kelly to sign up on the “Find My Vaccine” website.

You can find it at Kansasasvaccine.gov under the “Find My Vaccine” tab, or here.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new online tool will help Kansans looking to get their COVID-19 vaccine to get to the right spot.

Governor Laura Kelly’s office announced the launch of the “Find My Vaccine” mapping tool Wednesday morning and she spoke more about it at her weekly news conference with KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman.

Gov. Kelly said even though the vaccine is still in short supply, the state is getting prepared.

She said, “We wanted to go and get ahead of the curve, have this platform ready to go and the public familiar with it when the supply does meet more of our demand.”

The website allows residents to look up nearby COVID-19 vaccine locations, see which locations have recently received vaccine doses, and get contact information for each location to see if and when a dose might be available for them.

Kelly’s office says for now the site is recommended for those who fall under Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the vaccination plan.

Officials say “Find my Vaccine” will continue to evolve as more providers and scheduling opportunities become available.

Sec. Norman said, “We have a terrific capacity with the current number of dots on the map to to increase multiples of what are receiving now. You’re going to see that get more and more populated. We update it everyday.”

Click here to access the online mapping tool.

We will have more from her news conference on 13 News at 10 p.m.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A new online tool will help Kansans looking to get their COVID-19 vaccine to get to the right spot.

Governor Laura Kelly’s office announced the launch of the “Find My Vaccine” mapping tool Wednesday morning.

The website allows residents to look up nearby COVID-19 vaccine locations, see which locations have recently received vaccine doses, and get contact information for each location to see if and when a dose might be available for them.

Governor Kelly said even though the vaccine is still in short supply, the state is getting “ahead of the curve” by launching the tool now, so residents and medical providers alike can be ready for when the supply has caught up.

Kelly’s office says for now the site is recommended for those who fall under Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the vaccination plan.

Officials say “Find my Vaccine” will continue to evolve as more providers and scheduling opportunities become available.

Click here to access the online mapping tool.

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