COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

If you fit within the criteria noted below and would like to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, we are now accepting both scheduled and walk-in vaccination appointments at Kearny County Hospital’s Family Health Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Eligible Groups

CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19.

This means all individuals 5 years of age and older are now eligible to receive the a COVID-19 Vaccine. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. Children 5 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.

If you are 18+ years of age or the parent/legal guardian of a child 5-17 years of age who would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please call us at 620-355-7550 to schedule an appointment, walk-in to our Lakin clinic Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm or Saturday from 9-11am, or visit our Vaccine Information page to learn more. Please note that all adolescents 5-17 years of age must have parental/legal guardian provide consent for them to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Third dose for immunocompromised individuals

The CDC recommends a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals. Individuals are eligible to receive an additional (3rd) dose if he/she:

  • Received 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and it has been at least 28 days after administration of the second dose
  • Is moderately to severely immunocompromised, meaning the individual is actively/has:
    • receiving cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
    • undergoing treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response
    • received an organ transplant and is taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or is taking medicine to suppress the immune system
    • moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
    • advanced or untreated HIV infection

If individuals are actively undergoing cancer treatment, have had a solid organ transplantation, or are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise, the individual will need to receive an order from his/her appropriate care team before scheduling an appointment.

If you are moderately or severely immunocompromised, please be sure to talk to your health care provider about whether you need to get an additional dose and whether you will need to pause your treatment or medication before or after getting an additional dose of the vaccine.

Booster doses

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available, according to the CDC, for the following:

First Booster:

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their initial series:

  • Everyone 12 -17 years of age who completed their primary vaccination series at least 5 months ago are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster ONLY
  • Adults 18 years and older who completed their primary vaccination series at least:
    • 5 months ago for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
    • 6 months ago for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
    • 2 months ago for Johnson and Johnson Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

Second Booster:

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the FDA authorized, and the CDC recommended a second booster dose for certain individuals. CDC is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people 50+ years of age who received an initial booster dose at least 4 months ago to be eligible for another mRNA booster to increase their protection against severe disease from COVID-19. In addition, CDC recommends adults who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago may now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

Which booster? CDC’s recommendations now to allow for mix and match dosing for booster shots. This means you now may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. 

Upcoming Eligible Groups

Pfizer and BioNTech is requesting emergency use authorization for the Pfizer and BioNTech two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children age 6 months to 5 years. Pfizer and BioNTech expects to complete their FDA EUA submission in the coming days and submit clinical trial data to the European Medicines Agency and other agencies around the world. The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee will meet in February to discuss the submission.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

At Kearny County Hospital’s Family Health Center, we are currently administering the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine:

Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna
· FDA approved Full Authorization for individuals 16 + years of age

· FDA approved Emergency use authorization (EUA) for

    • individuals 5-15 years of age
    • a 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals
    • Booster doses for eligible individuals

·  A mRNA vaccine

·  NOT a live virus

·  Injected into the upper arm (intramuscular injection)

·  Given in 2 doses, spaced 3 weeks apart. If you receive one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine within the allotted time frame (doses can be given 17-25 days apart if needed).

·  A 3rd dose is recommended at least 28 days  after the 2nd dose for patients who are immunocompromised (under EUA)

·  A Booster is recommended for individuals (12 years of age and older) who received a Pfizer-BioNTech primary series primary series at least 5 months after completing their primary series (under EUA)

Common side effects include: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site swelling, injection site pain, injection site redness, nausea, feeling unwell, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). These symptoms are temporary and tend to only last 24-48 hours.

· FDA approved Full Authorization for individuals 18 + years of age

· FDA approved Emergency use authorization (EUA) for

    • a 3rd dose for immunocompromised individuals
    • Booster doses for eligible individuals

·  A mRNA vaccine

·  NOT a live virus

·  Injected into the upper arm (intramuscular injection)

·  Given in 2 doses, spaced 4 weeks apart. If you receive one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, you should receive a second dose of this same vaccine within the allotted time frame (doses can be given 28 days apart if needed).

·  A 3rd dose is recommended at least 28 days  after the 2nd dose for patients who are immunocompromised (under EUA)

·  A Booster is recommended for individuals (18 years of age and older) who received a Moderna primary series at least 5 months after completing their primary series (under EUA)

Common side effects include: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, fever, injection site swelling, injection site pain, injection site redness, nausea, and feeling unwell. These symptoms are temporary and tend to only last a few days.

Receiving the vaccine is your choice. Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed by helping your body develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without becoming seriously ill. The goal of vaccinating is to stop the spread of COVID-19 to others whose immune systems may not be able to handle the virus. Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools available. Vaccines are in addition to, not in replacement of, the preventative measures already in place. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask, hand washing, and staying at least 6 feet away from others help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.

Get Your Vaccine

Kearny County Hospital’s Family Health Center is providing walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations during the week and on Saturdays. Stop by during the hours listed below to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm
  • Saturday from 9-11am

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Other COVID-19 Resources

Kearny County Hospital is pleased to offer informational resources on COVID-19 in a variety of languages to serve our diverse community.

The flyers linked below feature a QR code to a video of frequently asked questions about COVID, and a QR code to the Finney County COVID website where those eligible can register for the vaccine. Simply select the flyer in your language and scan the QR codes with the camera app on your smartphone to access these resources.

All of the FAQ videos can also be found below for easy viewing. If you’d like to access the Finney County COVID website without scanning a QR code, click here.

Thank you to the incredible minority leaders and interpreters in our community who volunteered their time and language skills to provide this information to our patient population.

English Flyer
Volante Español
نشرة عربية
မြန်မာလူမျိုး
Karen Flyer
Pleutdeutsch Flyer
Quiche Flyer
Rohingya Flyer
Somali Flyer
Tigrinya Flyer
tờ rơi tiếng việt

English FAQs

Preguntas frecuentes en español

الأسئلة الشائعة باللغة العربية

မြန်မာမကြာခဏမေးလေ့ရှိသောမေးခွန်းများ

Karen FAQs

Pleutdeutsch FAQs

Quiche FAQs

Rohingya FAQs

Su’aalaha Soomaaliyeed

Tigrinya FAQs

Câu hỏi thường gặp bằng tiếng Việt