Now in Phase 2
Vaccine scheduling now open to individuals in Kansas 65 and over. Please check your MyChart account to schedule your appointment. It will take some time to provide the vaccine to everyone who is eligible. We appreciate your patience as we work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and create safer, healthier communities. There is no need to reach out to your primary care physician at this time to schedule the vaccine. They are unable to schedule any vaccine appointments at this time. Again, Stormont Vail will reach out to eligible individuals via email.
Stormont Vail Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
1 Expocentre Dr, Topeka, KS 66612
Entrance off 21st Street @ 21st and Exoduster Blvd
There has been a water main break at 21st and Topeka Blvd. Westbound traffic is blocked on 21st. You will need to enter 21st street from the Eastside to access the clinic.
- Face masks required. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please contact PatientExperience@StormontVail.org for information on our Mask Accommodation program.
- All vaccinations are by scheduled appointment only
- Picture identification required for proof of eligibility
- All individuals must pass COVID-19 screening to enter
- Valet Shuttle Service on site
Eligible Groups Now Serving
Individuals 65 and older
Assigned Child Care Providers by the SNCO Health Department (Please contact Shawnee County Health Department to be added to the vaccine list)
updated March 1, 2o21
Call-In Line Opens 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday
*vaccine allocation dependent on the unused vaccine at the end of each day
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 4, a phone line will be established to replace the current End of Day Walk-In Waiting List at the Stormont Vail Health Vaccine Clinic. The phone number is (785) 270-0693. This is for eligible Kansas residents 65 and over.
Please note, this process is a waiting list only, at no time is the vaccine is guaranteed.
Opening the call line: At 8:00 a.m., the call-in line will open. Kansas residents 65 and over can call the line to get put on a waiting list. The first 10 eligible individuals will be placed on the call-in list and contacted by end of the day to see if any vaccines were unused. The list will not roll over for the next day, individuals will need to call in again to be placed on the list.
- The first 10 eligible individuals will be asked to arrive at the Stormont Vail Health Vaccine Clinic by 3:00 p.m.
- If we believe more vaccines will be available at the end of the day, we will start calling additional individuals on the list between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- People on the list will receive one call, if the call is not answered the team will move to the next person on the list.
- The individuals that are contacted between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. will need to be prepared to arrive at the Stormont Vail Health Vaccine Clinic within 20 minutes.
Closing the call line: When the call-in list has been filled, callers will hear an automated message that says, “Thank you for calling the Stormont Vail Walk-In COVID-19 vaccine scheduling line. We have reached our maximum number of potential walk-in patients for today. Please try again tomorrow at 8 a.m. when the line re-opens.”
End of the day follow-up: All individuals who were put on the waiting list that did not get called to come to the clinic will receive a call by end of the business day to let them know we are not taking any more individuals for the day and to try back on a future day.
Updated February 2nd, 2o21
Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component to reducing COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, deaths and to help restore societal functioning. The more people who receive it, the better the immunity in the community, which will result in less spread of the virus.
Answering your Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Patients receive their vaccination information on their paperwork when they depart. There is no current requirement to produce proof of vaccination and more specifically, no requirement for a particular format of proof. In regards to future concerns about needing proof of vaccination, your MyChart account allows you to access that information anytime or print it. We do have blank vaccination cards at the clinic and can provide one to those that specifically request it.
TL;DR: We are working as quickly as we can to vaccinate our communities. With limited quantities available, we are not able to give approximate dates of vaccine availability at this time. However, we will keep you updated and push out information in all the ways we can to keep you up to date!
We are very excited and happy to see so many people interested in their health and the health of the community. Due to limited supply, we are reaching out to eligible individuals in groups, based on their age. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information (https://www.stormontvail.org/covid19/vaccine/) or call the vaccine information hotline at (785) 270-0675.
We have also established an End of Day Call-In Waiting Line at 785-270-0693 for eligible patients 65 and over. You can learn more about that on our COVID-19 Vaccine page: https://www.stormontvail.org/covid19/vaccine/
Stormont Vail is following the Kansas vaccine plan, which instructs each County to distribute the vaccines given to them. Shawnee County allocations vaccines each week to Stormont Vail Health, Ardent, and the Shawnee County Health Department.
updated: February 27th, 2021
If you are interested in signing up for a MyChart account or need to access yours, you can do so at https://mychart.stormontvail.org/mychart/Authentication/Login?
Stormont Vail is currently strategizing on the best way to approach scheduling eligible individuals interested in the vaccine that do not use or have a MyChart account. It is imperative that our approach be secure and efficient for all those involved. Our clinic has been set up to vaccinate approximately 180-200 individuals per hour, so with this mass amount of people, we want to be sure we are following all safety precautions and are fully prepared to confirm eligibility for all appointments.
We are working very quickly on this and plan to have a solution very soon! Stay tuned!!
updated: February 2nd, 2021
Oh, how jargon can confuse us all!
We have a super awesome and talented team working at Stormont Vail that run our MyChart patient portal system. They use language sometimes that only technical people speak.
To translate, "ticket" is a term used in MyChart to notify you that you have access to schedule an appointment. When you are eligible and appointments become available you will have a "vaccine scheduling ticket" on your homepage. When you click that, it takes you to the page to schedule your appointment.
If you received an email about a ticket, please check your MyChart account. If you are having trouble with your account, our website has lots of information, including contact numbers to help you. https://www.stormontvail.org/mychart/
You can also call 785-270-0644 for assistance with scheduling.
updated February 27, 2021
We do not have any control over what vaccine allocation we will receive, but we do know as one of the few sites equipped to handle ultra-cold storage, we will likely preferentially be provided Pfizer. There may be points where people will have the ability to choose, but that is entirely an unknown, and given equivalent efficacy there really isn’t literature to support a reason to avoid vaccination when one is available to hope for the availability of the other.
updated February 27, 2021
The vaccine will be administered in phases due to limited availability.
Stormont Vail Health will provide updates on their website at www.stormontvail.org/covid19/vaccine/ and their vaccine hotline at (785) 270-0675 as they are available.
Will the vaccine protect people immediately or should we continue to follow the precautions in place?
Everyone should continue to follow the precautions in place to continue to protect each other from spreading the virus. Washing your hands, social distancing, avoiding large crowds and wearing a mask will continue to be the best way to protect our families and ourselves.
Yes! Until there is mass vaccination, there will still be a need to follow the precautions put in place. The vaccine is one tool to prevent the spread of the virus, everyone needs to continue to wash their hands, wear a mask, practice social distancing and avoid large crowds.
Both vaccines are new and the results are still being tracked and reviewed by each company. Until the vaccine has been in use for a period of time, we won’t know how long immunity lasts or what the long-term effects will be.
The vaccine is safe! This vaccine has followed normal procedures that are in place including testing and FDA Emergency Approval. With a worldwide focus on creating a vaccine, this vaccine was created with more resources than typical medications have. As with any medication or vaccine, there are possible side effects that include:
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
Both vaccines will require two doses. Pfizer requires the doses to be 21 days apart while Moderna requires the doses to be 28 days apart.
The vaccine is being provided at no cost to patients. If insured, administration fees will be billed to your insurance company. If not insured, federal assistance is being provided to cover those administration fees for you.
updated February 27, 2021
There is not enough evidence as to how long a previously infected person is protected from COVID-19 but current data suggests immunity for the first 90 days after infection.
No. There is no live virus in the vaccine.