COVID-19 Vaccine in Lyon County, KS
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE DAILY
Newman Regional Health offers daily appointments for COVID-19 vaccination Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible for vaccine at Newman Regional Health.
Eligible residents can schedule their COVID-19 vaccine appointment several ways.
- Call the COVID-19 vaccine scheduling help center at (620) 343-6801 Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
- Through Newman Regional Health’s online patient portal system, My Health Info.
- During a visit with their primary care provider.
Vaccinations are given by appointment only. Please come to MAIN ENTRANCE C, 1201 W. 12th Ave, Emporia, KS. After a very brief temperature check and a preliminary screening, you will proceed to the registration desk.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by our patient portal:
Patients that have a My Health Info account can follow the steps below on a computer or mobile device to schedule a vaccine appointment. Patients that do not have a My Health Info account can easily sign up at https://www.newmanrh.org/my-health-records/.
- Visit https://www.newmanrh.org/my-health-records/, click ‘Login Here’ and login.
- Click ‘Appointments’ and select ‘Schedule Appointment or Virtual Visit’.
- Select ‘Covid Vaccine 1st Dose’ and ‘Next’.
- Click ‘Next’ to confirm the Vaccine Clinic location.
- Select Friday, April 2, choose a preferred time, and click ‘Next’.
- Enter ‘COVID vaccine’ as the reason for the appointment, select a preferred phone number, and click ‘Submit’.
Those needing assistance scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through their My Health Info patient portal can call the COVID-19 vaccine help center at (620) 343-6801 Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
To receive a COVID-19 vaccination, patients must not have received another vaccine, such as for the Flu or Shingles, within the last 2 weeks or received an inpatient or outpatient monoclonal antibody infusion treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
Newman Regional Health will continue offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments as notifications of future allocations are received from Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Phases 1 thru 5 of the Kansas COVID Vaccine Prioritization are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. For more detailed descriptions, visit https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Vaccine-Distribution-Order-1.pdf.
Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine
We are both over 65 and have our GP in another city even though we live in Emporia. Will we be on the Lyon County list?
As Lyon County residents, you both will be eligible to receive vaccination through any of the vaccine provider sites at that time.
What costs and out-of-pocket expenses can I expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination?
The COVID-19 vaccine is free for all, regardless of whether patients have private health insurance, are uninsured, or are on Medicare.
Patients with private health insurance will have a $0 out-of-pocket patient responsibility for both the COVID-19 vaccine and administration. This includes out-of-network providers. Those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not be billed with copays or unexpected administrative fees.
If a patient is self-pay or uninsured, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funds will be used to cover the expense, resulting in a $0 out-of-pocket patient responsibility for both the COVID-19 vaccine and administration.
If patients have inadvertently received a bill, or have questions regarding their patient account, please call (620) 343-6800 x21153.
Are the vaccines safe?
Since COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States on Dec. 14, and through April 3, more than 165 million doses have been administered, fully vaccinating over 61.4 million people or 18.7% of the total U.S. population. There have been only fractional issues related to vaccine reactions.
The CDC has great resources to fully address vaccine safety issues.
For questions related to the Lyon County COVID-19 vaccine strategy and operations, please contact Lyon County Public Health at (620) 208-3741 or visit https://publichealth.lyoncounty.org/.
Check out KansasVaccine.gov
KDHE has launched a new public facing website KansasVaccine.gov, the site will be updated regularly. Watch this website for early warnings of the amount of vaccine coming into Kansas and which phase Kanas is in.
The site features sections on:
- Safety – includes COVID-19 vaccine information from each manufacturer.
- Availability – includes Phases graphic with dates and Vaccine Prioritization Plan.
- FAQs – includes most recent COVID-19 vaccine Q&As.
- Have You Heard – Debunks myths, rumors and scams om COVID-19 vaccine.
Information from the Centers For Disease Control, and Prevention (CDC)