What you need to know about COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources and tips
Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. The Shepherd’s Center of KC and our volunteers are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished in Kansas City. The costs and efforts needed to protect seniors from COVID-19 require additional emergency funds, and that is why we are asking federal lawmakers, corporations, foundations and the general public to remember these vulnerable seniors in our national response.
For more information and tips to help your behavioral health while social distancing, being in quarantine, and social isolation click here.
In Home Vaccination ??
If you or someone you know is home-bound and unable to go out for a vaccination, call our offices @
816-444-1121, or follow the below link and we will help you get vaccinated in your home.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine safe?
Yes. All vaccines available in the U.S. have undergone rigorous testing to meet the standards of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is important to note that you cannot contract COVID-19 from the vaccine. The vaccines contain proteins from the virus, but do not contain the coronavirus itself.
Will the vaccine cost me anything?
The vaccine is free for persons with and without insurance. However, vaccine providers can bill insurance companies to cover the cost, so be sure to bring your insurance or Medicare card to your appointment. Beware of potential scams! Know that no one from Medicare will contact you about an appointment, so never give out your social security number, bank information or credit card over the phone.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Contact your doctor, local health department or pharmacy for more information, or visit one of the links below to schedule an appointment:
For Missouri: www.covidvaccine.mo.gov
For Kansas: www.kansasvaccine.gov
Are side effects normal?
Yes. Those who have received the vaccine have reported side effects ranging from injection-site pain, muscle aches, joint pain, fever, chills and headache. These side effects are normal and temporary and are consistent with side effects from similar vaccinations like the flu shot.
KC Shepherd's Center encourages you to complete your local COVID-19 Vaccine distribution list:
Johnson County Kansas Health Department
AAA COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Assistance
9200 Ward Parkway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
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