Apr 08, 2021 4:24 PM

County already has the J and J vaccine needed for next week's clinic

Posted Apr 08, 2021 4:24 PM

Correction: An earlier headline numbered the date for the clinic incorrectly. The clinic is indeed Wednesday. That is April 14. Hutch Post regrets the error.

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Karen Hammersmith with the Reno County Health Department told Hutch Post Thursday that the reduction in distribution of Johnson and Johnson vaccine reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment this week isn't going to change next week's clinic at the Sports Arena.

"Earlier this week, we got 1400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine," Hammersmith said. "We have that put aside so that we can take 1000 doses to the Sports Arena."

That clinic is scheduled for next Wednesday and they are still looking for people to take it.

"Please go on to our website and sign up for that," Hammersmith said. "It's a one dose, so it's just a one and done. That's really nice if you have a hard time getting in and out."

If the logistics work out for you to take the two-dose Moderna vaccine, you can get it even sooner.

"We are at the church every single day, at the First United Methodist Church," Hammersmith said. "You can go on to our website and it has all the vaccination clinics."

The final second shot Moderna clinic planned for now at the Sports Arena is coming up Friday, April 16.