TOPEKA – With the increased presence of the Delta variant in the region, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics. While infection rates have declined in Kansas, the emergence of the new variant poses a unique risk to communities across Kansas. Kansans should stay safe by continuing to social distance and wear masks while around unvaccinated people.

These events are part of a sustained effort to mobilize Kansans to get vaccinated and for unvaccinated Kansans to get tested to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect themselves and loved ones. According to the CDC, the Delta variant is 60% more transmissible than the B.117 variant which was previously the dominant strain. The new variant appears to be spreading most quickly in communities that have the lowest vaccination rates.

Events are listed below by county and then by date:

 

Douglas County

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

What: Lawrence Just Food, Vaccine and Testing Event

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Where: 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Hours: 9:30 AM – 4 PM

 

Friday, July 9,2021

What: Christ Community Church, Testing Clinic

Where: 1100 Kasold Drive, Lawrence 66049

Hours: 5 PM – 7 PM

           

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

What: Lawrence Public Library, Vaccine and Testing Event

Where: 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Hours: 9 AM – 12 PM

 

Lyon County

Saturday, July 10, 2021

What: Riverside Elementary School, Testing Clinic

Where: 327 South West Street, Emporia, KS 66801

Hours: 8 AM – 10 AM

 

Shawnee County

Saturday, July 10, 2021

What: Harvesters Community Food Network/ USD 501, Vaccination Clinic

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Where: Jardine Middle School - 2600 S.W. 33rd St. Topeka, KS 66611

Hours: 7 AM – 10 AM

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

What: Oakland New Life, Vaccine and Testing Event

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Where: Lundgren Elementary, 1020 NE Forest Ave, Topeka, KS 66616

Hours: 9 AM – 3 PM

           

Reno County

Monday, July 12, 2021

What: Reno County Food Pantry, Vaccination Clinic

Vaccines Offered: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson

Where: 700 N Walnut St Hutchinson, KS 67501

Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM

Please note, additional vaccine and testing events may be happening in communities across the state. Please check with your local health department for events that may not be listed.

For more information on where you can be tested for COVID-19 outside of these clinics, visit: knowbeforeyougoKS.com.

To learn more about the vaccines and schedule a vaccination appointment, visit www.kansasvaccine.gov.