COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities
Based on the advice of national and local health professionals, NKC Schools is recommending that all individuals 12 years or older consider receiving the vaccination as soon as possible. A list of local vaccination providers is available below. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you would like assistance in finding a vaccine.
Free Vaccination Opportunity at Northgate Middle School: October 21
Heart to Heart International (HHI) will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to students and families who would like to receive the vaccine. HHI will be at Northgate Middle School (117 NE 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64118) on Thursday, October 21 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.
The clinic is open to ages 12+ and all three vaccine types will be available to anyone needing a first or second shot. Booster shots will be available for those who qualify. For those who get their first shot on October 21, the second shot clinic will be planned as needed at Northgate. Updated information on the second clinic will be sent out at a later date.
Pre-registering for the October 21st clinic is preferred but walk-ins will also be acceptable. To pre-register, please use this link: https://nkcschools1021.timetap.com/
Clay County Public Health Center
Vaccine appointments are available for anyone 12 years and older at the Health Center at 800 Haines Drive in Liberty, MO. You do not have to live in Clay County or Missouri to be eligible.
You can schedule an appointment for your first or second dose, even if you did not receive your first dose with Clay County. However, you must bring your white vaccination card with you to your appointment and ensure you schedule for the same type of vaccine as your first.
When scheduling, make sure to use your legal name as seen on your ID (not a nickname). Remember to bring a picture ID to your appointment. Be sure to fill out all fields, including your date of birth. Patients 12-17 years old must bring a parent or guardian to their appointment.
Kansas City, Missouri Health Department
COVID-19 vaccinations can be scheduled at the Kansas City Health Department located at 2400 Troost Ave, KCMO 64108. Appointments are recommended, but not required. They do take walk-ins without an appointment, although wait times may be longer due to the registration process and pre-booked appointments.
The clinic is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The clinic is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment with the health department, click here and scroll to “How do I make an appointment?”. You will be directed to select the preferred dates to schedule your appointment.
Truman Medical Center
Truman Medical Centers/University Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to those age 12 and up at two locations. To schedule an appointment, visit this page.
Missouri Vaccine Finder
Missouri currently is vaccinating anyone age 12 and up. To find a vaccination event near you, use the link below. You will be prompted to enter your ZIP Code for events in your area.
If you'd like for your child to be vaccinated, Children's Mercy is now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Children’s Mercy Adele Hall Campus and Children’s Mercy Broadway. Vaccine clinics are for those ages 12 to 22. For more information and to schedule an appointment, click here.
Other Vaccine Providers in Clay County
Your local Walmart, Hy-Vee, SunFresh, Walgreens, CVS or other pharmacy may offer vaccination appointments and/or walk-ins. To find the latest information on vaccine providers such as hospitals, pharmacies, and health centers, you can visit Clay County Public Health Center's page, Where to Get Vaccinated. Your primary doctor may also be able to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to you.
Why Consider Vaccination?
For resources on vaccine safety, effectiveness, and importance, please visit the links below:
- Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID 19 Vaccination
- When You Are Fully Vaccinated