The State of Kansas moved into Phase 2 of the vaccination process Jan 21, 2021.  Details about Phase 1 and Phase 2 can be found here.  Listed below you will find vaccination information we received from local county health departments with our core service area.  This information is subject to change at any time so please call your local health department for the most up to date info.

Allen, Anderson, and Bourbon:  Currently the vaccine is only available to healthcare workers, long-term care residents, and persons over the age of 65.  As Phase 2 begins notices will be placed 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.

Butler County:  Get updates and register online using a link on this website or call (316) 321-3400.  DSWs need to bring a paystub, work ID, or letter of verification.

Chase County:  Individuals interested in receiving the vaccine should contact the Chase County Health Department as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. The phone number for the Chase County Health Department is (620) 273-6377.  Direct Support Workers need to call the Health Department as soon as possible to make an appointment to receive the vaccine. Be sure to tell them that you are a Community Based Long Term Support Worker. Consumers are able to be put on the list for phase two by contacting the health department or completing this survey.

Coffey County:  To sign up for the vaccine call 620-364-8631 or complete the CCHD’s COVID-19 vaccination waitlist on this website.

Cowley County:  Currently making a list of seniors and people with disabilities – call (620) 221-1430.  Bring your ID and/or proof of residency.

Elk County:  Call the Health Department at (620) 374-2277 to get on list. DSW’s and consumers are Phase 2. Bring your ID if you have one.

Greenwood County:  Call the Health Department at (620) 583-6632 to get on list.  You will need to provide proof of residence.

Linn County:  Call the Health Department at (913) 352-6640 to provide your information and be added to the list.  The Health Department will then mail a permission slip and call them to schedule an appointment when they receive the vaccine.  The Facebook page also contains vaccination information.

Lyon County:  Lyon County is currently vaccinating eligible individuals in Phase 1 and persons age 65 and older (Phase 2).  See the Lyon County Health Department Facebook page or call (620) 208-3741 for the next steps for vaccination scheduling.  When vaccine supply becomes available for eligible individuals according to Phase 2 KDHE guidelines, patients over 65 years of age will begin to be contacted by their primary care provider’s office with further direction for vaccination. Currently, there is no need for a patient to call their doctor’s office.  The individual receiving the vaccine should bring their ID to the appointment. More information will be given to individuals receiving the vaccine once their appointment is scheduled.

Marion County:  Call the Health Department at (620) 382-2550 to get on list. CMS designated workers are eligible now as well as persons 65 or older. Bring your ID and/or proof of residency.

Miami County:  Call 913-294-2431 for information.

Morris County:  Call 620-767-5175 to be placed on the waiting list.

Osage County:  All persons interested should call (785) 828-3117 to be placed on the waiting list.

Vaccination Info for Direct Support Workers

Categorized: Independent Living

We have been receiving some questions regarding how Direct Support Workers (DSWs) can get a COVID-19 vaccination.  The following information was provided by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS):

Community-Based Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) workers like DSWs in Kansas are deemed health care workers in the context of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.  As such, DSWs should contact their local Health Departments or Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to request vaccinations for LTSS workers.  The supply of vaccinations, at the local level, will dictate the responsiveness of the requests.

Accessible Recreation Survey

Categorized: Recreation

The Kansas Disability and Health Program (DHP) is conducting a survey to collect information about accessible recreation and physical activity opportunities available to Kansans with all types of disabilities, including mobility, vision, hearing, intellectual and developmental. This information about programs, parks and sites will be compiled into a resource directory to be published on the DHP website ( https://ihdps.ku.edu/dandhkansas ) to inform users of their options across the state.

Advocate for options and complete the survey here:

https://kusurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2c2bPgwh0PLrarb 

A message from the Kansas Disability Caucus Board Chair Lou Ann Kibbee:

“The KS Disability Caucus, Inc. Board has five positions up for election each beginning January 1, 2021 for a two year term.  The Board wants to make sure that it represents the faces of Kansans with disabilities, therefore we need applicants from various parts of our population, such as race, ethnicity, disability, age, geographic, sexual orientation, and gender identification. We will review all applications from individuals wanting to join the group to organize and coordinate activities that promote independent living of all people with disabilities through collaboration, networking, education, planning, and peer-to-peer interaction, including the Disability Caucus held during even numbered years. We need individuals that are very committed to work hard in both planning and the hands on work needed to have a successful Caucus. In 1988, a small group of Kansans with disabilities came together to organize the first Kansas Disability Caucus when ninety people attended in Salina, KS. It was these united voices that helped to pass the first self-directed personal care assistance program in Kansas. The Caucus has attracted many national presenters in independent living and disability rights through the years. There have been different focuses for holding the Caucus including education, advocacy, and planning, all of which lead to the independence of Kansans with disabilities. The KS Disability Caucus supports and encourages successful outcomes for people with all types of disabilities of all ages, especially encouraging the involvement of young adults. If you are interested in continuing these activities, please submit your application. The deadline for submission is November 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. We will contact you if you are chosen to join the Board or if we have more questions for you.

Please complete this application if you are interested in applying to be on the Board.”

Get Paid to Workout!

Categorized: Recreation

WOWii Recruitment Flyer (KU)

Introducing a new WOWii program that is being implemented as part of the Kansas Disability & Health Program. This program is a 16-week online program focused on increasing physical activity for persons who have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair. Equipment and services are provided at no cost. There is also some financial compensation for the participant’s time.  It is an online program so no travel or in person meetings.

They are currently recruiting additional participants. People who are interested or would like additional information can contact Lyndsie Koon by email lyndsiek@ku.edu   or phone 785-864-1611!