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~ Vaccine and Testing events will continue to be held in several counties across the state over the coming weeks ~

TOPEKA – With the increased presence of the Delta variant in the region, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics. While infection rates have declined in Kansas, the emergence of the new variant poses a unique risk to communities across Kansas. Kansans should stay safe by continuing to social distance and wear masks while around unvaccinated people.

These events are part of a sustained effort to mobilize Kansans to get vaccinated and for unvaccinated Kansans to get tested to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect themselves and loved ones. According to the CDC, the Delta variant is 60% more transmissible than the B. 117 variant which was previously the dominant strain. The new variant appears to be spreading most quickly in communities that have the lowest vaccination rates.

Events are listed below by county and then by date:

Bourbon County

Thursday, July 15, 2021

What: SEK Multi-County Health Department, Vaccine and Testing Event

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Where: 2102 S Huntington Blvd, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Crawford County

Friday, July 16, 2021

What: Crawford County, Vaccine and Testing Event

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer

Where: 1901 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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