Mar 09, 2021 3:03 PM

County now taking appointments for high-contact critical workers

Posted Mar 09, 2021 3:03 PM

Reno County, Kansas – March 9, 2021 – The Reno County Health Department is ready to start vaccinating those in phase 2c, as well as anyone remaining from previous phases. Phase 2c includes high-contact critical workers.

Kansas defines high-contact critical workers as grocery store and food service employees, K-12 staff and childcare workers, food processing and meat processing plants, aviation manufacturing plants, transportation workers, firefighters, police officers, first responders and corrections officers. Many K-12 staff, first responders and meat processing plant employees have already been vaccinated, as well as those living in congregate settings from Phase 2b. Workers in retail, warehouse, sales, agriculture, postal service, or department of motor vehicles may also be considered high-contact critical workers if they regularly need to be in high-risk settings to perform their duties.

The Health Department is currently scheduling for the March 15 vaccination clinic that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. If you identify yourself as a high-contact critical worker, go online to Choose the I am a high-contact critical worker category, and in the employer drop down box, choose Unlisted/Other, high-contact critical worker, and complete the information as requested to schedule your appointment. You will receive an email appointment confirmation after submitting successfully. If computer access is not available, please call the health department at 620-694-2900 and select option 6 for assistance with scheduling an appointment.

As a reminder, if you have received the treatment of monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for Covid-19 in the last 90 days (this does not include antibiotics or steroids), have received any other vaccine in the previous 14 days, have previously had severe allergic response to an ingredient in the vaccine, or reaction to a vaccine in the past (anaphylaxis), please do not schedule a vaccine at this time.

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