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Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccination

We are currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations for residents of Kansas and Missouri who are 5 years of age or older.

We provide vaccinations by appointment only. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the appointment. Here’s how to schedule your or your child’s vaccine. En español.

Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccination in MyChart

Once logged in to MyChart:

  • Select Visits
  • Select Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Schedule COVID-19 first-dose vaccination appointment
  • Answer a few scheduling questions
  • If you proceed, select a vaccine location
  • Choose a convenient day and time
  • Verify your information is correct
  • Enter your insurance information*
  • Select SCHEDULE to complete the scheduling process and confirm your appointment

If you have questions about creating a MyChart account, call 913-588-4040. If you have questions about a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, call 913-588-1227.

*If you have insurance, enter the information into MyChart or bring your insurance card and photo ID with you to your appointment. You will not be charged, but your insurance may be billed for an administrative fee. If you are not insured, bring a photo ID. A federal fund will be billed for the administration fee. No fee is charged to anyone at a vaccine appointment, and no one will receive a bill. No one will be turned away.

Which COVID-19 vaccines are offered? 

There are currently 3 vaccine options in the U.S. We will do our best to accommodate your vaccine choice.

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are administered in 2 doses several weeks apart. After receiving your 1st dose, please promptly log in to MyChart to schedule your 2nd dose.

It is very important that you receive both doses to develop full protection against COVID-19. The option to schedule your 2nd dose will become available to you as soon as you’ve received your 1st. If you have MyChart on your smartphone, you can even schedule your 2nd appointment during the 15-minute observation period after your 1st shot.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is a single-dose vaccine. Only 1 appointment is required. Side effects are similar to the other vaccines.

What can I expect after a COVID-19 vaccine?

Some side effects from the vaccine are normal and should go away in a few days. Symptoms after your vaccine or booster are a signal that your body is strengthening its immune system. Common symptoms are pain, redness and swelling of the injected arm, as well as tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.

The Center for Disease Control recommends contacting your doctor or healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness at the injection site gets worse after 24 hours or if the side effects are worrying or don’t appear to subside after a few days.

To relieve discomfort after vaccination, talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin (only for people age 18 or older) or antihistamines.

How do I schedule my child’s vaccine?

You may schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for people 5 years and older through MyChart or by calling 913-588-1227. Vaccinations are by appointment only and must be scheduled.

  • For existing patients age 5-13, parents may schedule through MyChart or by calling 913-588-1227. Alternatively, the vaccine may be administered during a well-check visit with the child’s pediatrician or family physician.
  • Existing patients age 14-17 may schedule through their own MyChart account or their parents must call 913-588-1227. Alternatively, the vaccine may be administered during a well-check visit with the adolescent’s pediatrician or family physician.
  • New patients of all ages should schedule an initial well-check visit through MyChart or call 913-588-1227 to receive a 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

A parent will need to sign for consent and accompany their children who are under age 18 during vaccination. An ID or birth certificate to confirm age is not required.

3rd dose COVID-19 vaccines for some patients

We are now scheduling 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccinations for patients who are immunocompromised. We are following COVID-19 ACIP and CDC vaccine recommendations to determine who is currently eligible to receive a 3rd dose.

If you are not a patient of the health system, you will need to speak with your healthcare provider, or you may have the option of receiving the 3rd dose at your local pharmacy.

A 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is available only for those who meet the CDC criteria and received 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna. If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there is no guidance at this time regarding additional doses. The CDC recommends that if you recently received your 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna, you must wait at least 28 days to receive your 3rd dose.

If you are a patient of the health system, you can log in to your MyChart account, select Menu and Schedule an Appointment. If you are eligible for a 3rd dose, that type of appointment option will be available to you.

Do not schedule a vaccination if you currently have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or are in quarantine or isolation. Wait until you are free of symptoms and no longer in quarantine. If you have severe or long-lasting symptoms, contact your primary care provider for guidance.

Booster doses for COVID-19 vaccines

On November 29, 2021, the CDC announced everyone 18 years of age and older should get a booster shot. The University of Kansas Health System is now scheduling booster doses of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Patients may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For booster shots, the CDC’s latest recommendations allow for mix-and-match dosing.

If you are a patient of the health system, you can log in to your MyChart account, select Menu and Schedule an Appointment. If you are eligible for a booster dose, that type of appointment option will be available to you.

Do not schedule a vaccination if you currently have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or are in quarantine or isolation. Wait until you are free of symptoms and no longer in quarantine. If you have severe or long-lasting symptoms, contact your primary care provider for guidance.

If you are a patient of the health system, you can log in to your MyChart account, select Menu and Schedule an Appointment. If you are eligible for a booster dose, that type of appointment option will be available to you.

Do not schedule a vaccination if you currently have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or are in quarantine or isolation. Wait until you are free of symptoms and no longer in quarantine. If you have severe or long-lasting symptoms, contact your primary care provider for guidance.

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