Here’s where you can sign up for COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County
photo by: Lauren Fox
Are you newly eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and wondering where to sign up?
On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly made the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Kansans 16 and older. The Journal-World has compiled a list of vaccine distributors in Douglas County for those interested in signing up or getting on a waiting list.
Perhaps the most visible vaccine distributor in Douglas County is the local health department, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. It has been hosting two vaccine clinics a week at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., and it’s also partnering with LMH Health and Heartland Community Health Center. (Heartland is currently doing equity outreach clinics that serve hard-to-reach residents in the community, and LMH is not currently hosting its own vaccination clinics but plans to in the future.)
To be added to the waiting list for Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s vaccination clinics, you can fill out the county’s vaccine interest form at dgcoks.org/vaccineinterestform.
But there are plenty of other organizations in Douglas County that are administering vaccines. Here’s a list of them and some instructions for how to sign up. If you believe a distribution location is missing from this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AuBurn Pharmacy — Baldwin City
400 Ames St., Baldwin City
AuBurn Pharmacy in Baldwin City gave out 148 first doses in late February and early March and started distributing second doses this week. After receiving those initial doses, however, AuBurn Pharmacy has not received any additional first doses in the past month, pharmacist Andrea Williams said.
Williams said the pharmacy would not be adding more names to its wait list at this time. Once the pharmacy receives more doses and begins making progress on its current wait list, it will start to add more names. People are encouraged to call the pharmacy in the coming weeks to see if they can get their names added to the wait list. AuBurn Pharmacy can be reached by calling 785-594-0340.
AuBurn Pharmacy — Eudora
310 E. 15th St., Eudora
AuBurn Pharmacy in Eudora had been receiving about 100 doses a week, but the pharmacist said the pharmacy recently stopped requesting first doses so it could concentrate on administering second doses.
Pharmacist Tony Folsom said the wait list currently had over 500 people, but people can add their name to the list by completing the pharmacy’s COVID-19 vaccine electronic screening form at auburnpharmacies.com/eudora-kansas.
Some CVS locations in Douglas County have begun administering COVID-19 vaccines. The addresses of these specific stores were not provided to the Journal-World in order to prevent stores from being overwhelmed by those seeking vaccines without an appointment, CVS spokesperson Rebecca Ferrick said.
Ferrick did not provide information on the number of doses CVS locations in Douglas County received each week, and she said the supply varied based on location. Go to cvs.com or the CVS pharmacy app to check for available appointments and sign up. People without access to the internet may contact CVS customer service at 1-800-746-7287.
All four Dillons locations in Lawrence are now providing COVID-19 vaccines, Dillons spokesperson Sheila Regehr said. Regehr said the stores were providing 300 doses a week. She did not immediately respond when asked whether that meant 300 doses per store or 300 doses across all of the local stores. Go to dillons.com/rx/covid-eligibility to check for available appointments and sign up.
Haskell Indian Health Center
2415 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
The Haskell Indian Health Center is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to all American Indians and Alaskan Natives 16 and older. Patients must be a member of a federally recognized tribe and produce either their tribal enrollment card or Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood to qualify.
The Haskell Indian Health Center can be contacted at 785-843-3750.
3504 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence
All Kansas Hy-Vee locations have been vaccinating people for the past six weeks, Hy-Vee spokesperson Christina Gayman said. Gayman did not say how many vaccines were distributed at each location each week because the number “fluctuates.” Go to hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine to check for available appointments and sign up. Gayman said new appointment times were typically added later in the week.
Medical Arts Pharmacy
346 Maine St., Lawrence
The family-owned Medical Arts Pharmacy has been distributing about 100 doses a week, and owner Marvin Bredehoft said it has distributed about 900 doses thus far. Bredehoft said the pharmacy has even given some shots at people’s homes. Go to medicalarts-rx.com to get on the waiting list or call the pharmacy at 785-843-4160.
1410 Kasold Drive, Lawrence
Orchards Drug distributed 200 COVID-19 vaccine doses to congregate care settings in February. Since then, the local pharmacy has not received any additional doses from the county or the federal government, owner Will Anderson said. Anderson is hopeful the pharmacy will receive vaccines in the coming weeks.
Go to orchardsdrug.com to fill out the pharmacy’s vaccine interest form and be added to its wait list.
Sigler Pharmacy has been distributing COVID-19 vaccines to about 500 people a week at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. Those wanting to receive a vaccine through Sigler Pharmacy should register on its wait list online at siglerpharmacy.com/covid19vaccine.
A Walgreens spokesperson said the company was not providing a list of store locations distributing the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Go to walgreens.com/schedulevaccine or call 1-800-925-4733 to check for and schedule appointments.
550 Congressional Drive, Lawrence
The Walmart on Congressional Drive has been providing COVID-19 vaccines, but a Walmart spokesperson was not able to provide information on how many vaccines were distributed weekly at the location. Check appointment availability and schedule an appointment on Walmart’s website, walmart.com/COVIDvaccine.