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Johnson County health officials urge patience as families line up for kids’ COVID shots — what you need to know

Johnson County Phase 2 vaccine

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are now being administered in Johnson County, but local health officials are urging families to be patient, noting that the effort

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are now being administered in Johnson County, but local health officials are urging families to be patient, noting that the effort



Moderna and J&J booster shots now available in Johnson County — what you need to know

Moderna J&J booster shots

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will begin offering booster shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine  by appointment at its Mission

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will begin offering booster shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine  by appointment at its Mission



Johnson County downgrades its COVID-19 risk from ‘high’ to ‘substantial’ — here’s why

Johnson County COVID-19

The “community risk” metric used to classify the current level of COVID-19 spread in Johnson County has been downgraded from “High” to “Substantial,” according to the Johnson County Department of

The “community risk” metric used to classify the current level of COVID-19 spread in Johnson County has been downgraded from “High” to “Substantial,” according to the Johnson County Department of


With winter near, Johnson County health director urges against lax COVID-19 precautions

COVID-19 rates and metrics continue to trend downward in Johnson County but Johnson County Department of Health and Environment officials continue to caution against lax precautions in schools and encourage

COVID-19 rates and metrics continue to trend downward in Johnson County but Johnson County Department of Health and Environment officials continue to caution against lax precautions in schools and encourage


Pfizer booster now available for some Johnson County residents — here’s what you need to know

Pfizer booster

Some Johnson County residents can now begin receiving a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, after the CDC on Friday gave final authorization for a third shot for select populations.

Some Johnson County residents can now begin receiving a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, after the CDC on Friday gave final authorization for a third shot for select populations.


Johnson County hospitals struggle with staffing shortages, nurse burnout — how they’re trying to cope

Johnson County hospital staffs

As COVID-19 transmission in Johnson County continues to remain high, area hospitals and their staffs are finding themselves still working around the clock to treat and discharge patients, roughly a

As COVID-19 transmission in Johnson County continues to remain high, area hospitals and their staffs are finding themselves still working around the clock to treat and discharge patients, roughly a






Johnson County schools have started updating COVID-19 case and quarantine numbers — how to check your child’s district

Note: The Shawnee Mission Post is making much of its local coverage of the coronavirus pandemic accessible to non-subscribers. (If you value having a news source covering the situation in

Note: The Shawnee Mission Post is making much of its local coverage of the coronavirus pandemic accessible to non-subscribers. (If you value having a news source covering the situation in