Governor Kelly has announced that the state will move into Phases three and four combined for COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday. Geary County will do the same. Emergency Management Director Garry Berges said the two phases include anyone between 16 and 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 disease. This includes, but is not limited to diseases such as cancer, heart conditions, diabetes, respiratory disease, liver disease, kidney disease and obesity.
In addition to people with medical risks, the following also are included in these phases: agricultural and food workers, critical manufacturing, utility workers, social service and government workers not in previous phases, transportation workers, couriers, water and wastewater workers, shelter and house workers, finance (bank tellers), information technology and communications workers. Anyone who falls into previous categories can still get their vaccine as well.
People can sign up online on the Health Department Facebook page at the top under Pinned Post or on the Geary County website, under the COVID-19 tab, vaccine registration form. Those who signed up will be notified when they can come and receive their COVID shot.
Also, a reminder that the free COVID testing site is available Monday thru Saturday at the old VA Clinic located at 715 Southwind Dr. This is across 77 from the Wal-Mart Neighborhood market.