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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Active Cases | January 14, 2021

Allen County 80

Anderson County 29

Bourbon County 109

Woodson County 42

Please call your local health department if you would like a further breakdown of cases.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available?

Currently the vaccine is only available to healthcare workers and long-term care residents. As more vaccine is made available it will be offered to additional groups.  Please see the Expected Vaccine Availability Status to Population Group (pg 3) put out by the Governor's office. SEKMCHD receives instructions directly from KDHE about which groups are eligible for vaccination with the vaccine they send to us.  

What date does each Phase begin?

As of 1/11/2021 SEKMCHD is still in Phase 1 of the COVID vaccination plan and expects that this Phase will last through the end of January. At this time we do not have anticipated dates for the remaining phases. Two things must happen for the phases to move forward: (1) Vaccine must be available from the federal government, and (2) the health department must receive instructions from KDHE to begin the next phase. Please be patient and wait your turn.

How do we sign up or place our names on a list to receive the vaccines?

When Phase 2 begins we will place notices in public locations, newspapers, on radio, Facebook, and our website regarding the location and times for vaccinations. We are NOT taking appointments for this phase. There is no "list". There will be a large dispensing clinic site set up and everyone over 65 will be able to get vaccinated at that clinic. The health department will use this same model for Phases 3-5 as well.

Is vaccination mandatory?

Public Health officials are not mandating vaccination at this time. Your employer may require you to be vaccinated.

Will there be enough vaccine for everyone?

The Federal government has indicated that there will be enough for everyone who wants to be vaccinated.

How much will the vaccine cost?

The vaccine itself is being paid for by the federal government. SEKMCHD won't be charging a fee. Other places giving vaccinations may charge a fee to administer the vaccine. 

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccination?

Right now vaccine is only available for healthcare workers and long-term care residents. Vaccine will be made available to the public in the spring/summer of 2021. At that time it may be available through the health department, pharmacies, and physician offices. Check this website for further updates.  

Do I need to make an appointment to get the vaccine?

No. When the health department receives enough vaccine to give to the public we will host a large event. No appointment will be required for that event.  

I already had COVID-19.  Do I need to get the vaccine?

It is suggested that you get vaccinated even if you have previously had COVID-19.

How long after I get my vaccine do I need to wear my mask?

You should wear your mask even after being vaccinated. Public health officials will advise when it is safe to go back to not wearing a mask.  

I want to get a specific vaccine.  How do I do that?

The health department is unable to honor requests for specific vaccines. The health department cannot request specific vaccines at this time.  When we are ready to begin vaccination of the public we will let the public know which specific vaccine is available.