Vaccinations for COVID-19 and with them the outlook for everything from business to education is steadily improving in Clay County.
While the progress is becoming steady, vaccination will not happen overnight. The overriding factor is simply supply. With approximately 260,000 residents, Clay County is currently allocated approximately 4,500 vaccines a week. Even with likely increases going forward, it may be months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one.
The EDC is working with the Missouri Governor’s office in order to increase that supply when possible. The organization is supporting “Operation Safe,” a coalition that includes North Kansas City and Liberty hospitals, Cerner, the Clay County Public Health Center, William Jewell College and the cities of North Kansas City, Liberty, Gladstone, Smithville, Kearney and Excelsior Springs.
In the meantime, please mask up and follow the guidelines of the Clay County Health Department.