COVID-19 vaccines: How to separate facts from myths

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal choice. But it is a choice you should consider making.Vaccination is the only way to get our lives back to normal, despite recent safety concerns about the safety of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As multiple media outlets have reported, distribution of Johnson & […]

Two More Saturdays Left in April to Get a FREE COVID-19 Vaccine!

ARMORY LOCATION ONLY! Our first Saturday COVID-19 vaccination clinic was a success with more than 700 people receiving vaccinations on Saturday, April 10! If you’re not vaccinated yet, the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) will have two more Saturday vaccination clinics in April, on Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24.Both of these Saturday […]

Pandemic hides child abuse problem as cases drop

By Roberta Pardo The coronavirus pandemic is hiding child abuse cases.A recent Associated Press (AP) analysis found that reports of child abuse have plummeted during the pandemic, as children are out of the public eye and away from the usual reporters of welfare problems.Compared with 2019, there have been 400,000-plus fewer child welfare concerns reported […]

Beginning Monday, March 29 – People Age 16+ Who Live in Wyandotte County Will Be Eligible for Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

Topeka – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) announced today that unemployment insurance claimants can once again apply for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program online at GetKansasBenefits.gov.Claimants who would like to file for PEUC should login to their account, select the “Apply for PEUC” option and follow the instructions.The American Rescue Plan Act […]

Take precautions after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Commentary by Chara The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is growing.Recently, President Biden announced that 90% of the adult U.S. population would be eligible for vaccination and 90% would have a vaccination site within 5 miles of home by April 19. Still, it is important that you take precautions when and […]

People With Underlying Medical Conditions Urged to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccinations Now!

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout continues in Wyandotte County! Now, people who live in Wyandotte County who are between ages 16 and 64 and have underlying health conditions or medical risks (see below for details) are being encouraged to sign up to set an appointment to get their vaccinations. These underlying conditions include (but aren’t limited […]

Go Beyond the Rumors – Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines!

In this day and age of 24-hour news, social media and so many other sources of information (and not all of it true), it’s easy to become confused regarding the facts about COVID-19 vaccines. Social media in particular is full of misinformation that makes many people hesitant to get the vaccine when it becomes available […]