KC metro county opens COVID vaccine eligibility

Regardless of residency, Wyandotte County announced it is offering COVID-19 vaccinations for free to anyone 16 and older. Already in effect, the county said vaccinations are open to even non-Kansas residents, whether they live or work in the area or not.

The Unified Government Public Health Department announced that it will now offer free, COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone age 16 and over, regardless of where they live or work.

This includes people who live outside of Kansas, and is a change that took effect immediately on Tuesday, April 27.

“Getting more and more people vaccinated is the best opportunity we have to control and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” said Juliann Van Liew, Director of the Unified Government Public Health Department. “We’re pleased to be able to offer these free COVID-19 vaccines to anyone who is 16 years and older, regardless of where they live or work, and that includes people who live outside of Kansas.”

Free vaccines are now available at all of the Unified Government’s mass vaccination locations, whether by appointment or walk-in. Anyone 16 and older can schedule an appointment using the UGPHD Self Scheduling Tool.