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 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 […]

UK COVID variant identified in Kansas

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced through a press release that it had identified a CDC Emerging Variant of the COVID-19 virus in the state on Feb. 3.A Kansas resident in Ellis County was found to have the United Kingdom (UK) variant known as B.1.1.7.“This finding does not change […]

KCMO Health Department encourages sign-ups for COVID-19 vaccine

By Angie Baldelomar The Kansas City (Missouri) Health Department is encouraging residents to fill out its COVID-19 Vaccination Contact Form.Deputy Director Frank Thompson said the form serves as a way to put those interested into the appropriate tier according to the state’s vaccine distribution plan.“There are three phases to that and within those phases there […]

Expert shares tips on handling anxiety during pandemic

By Angie Baldelomar Anxiety might be the rising problem around the world.For psychiatrist Mauro Rodriguez, anxiety is the one of the biggest problems people face. The pandemic has only made life more difficult for almost everyone and added more stress to “an already stressful life,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez — who treats children, teens and adults — […]

COVID-19 virtual panel scheduled by KU Medical Center

By Roberta Pardo The KU Medical Center’s Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health is hosting a COVID-19 panel aimed at the Hispanic community in Wyandotte and Johnson counties to dispel any myths about the virus and the vaccine.Starting at 7 p.m., the virtual panel will be broadcast live Thursday (Feb. 18) on the organization’s YouTube […]

WyCo Seniors Ages 85+ Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine Now!

Here’s What You Need to Do to Get Your VaccinationNow Wyandotte County senior citizens aged 85 and over are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Highest priority is given to the oldest adults in this group. The reason the County is having to prioritize older seniors is due to the very limited supplies of vaccines. Officials […]

Heart attacks among young people increasing, study shows

By Chara Heart attacks among young people are increasing, according to American College of Cardiology statistics.A study from the organization found that “among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall, 1 in 5 is 40 or younger. Moreover, during the 16-year study period (2000 to 2016), the proportion of very young […]