Marshall County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults.

The health department asks that people call Community Memorial Healthcare at 785-562-4474 to get on the vaccine list. They will be then be called for an appointment.

The list helps the county determine how much vaccine it will need.

The county on Monday moved with all other Kansas counties to Phase 5 of the statewide vaccination plan. Phase 5 includes all adults, ages 18 and older, who previously have not received the vaccine. This phase is also for those in Phases 1-4 who did not get vaccinated earlier.

Marshall County’s second mass vaccine clinic is slated for Thursday, April 8, at Marysville’s historic depot. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The historic depot sits a block north of the intersection of Center and Seventh streets. Those who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine at the March 11 mass clinic or who received a first dose in the week after the clinic are asked to come to the depot for their second shot on April 8.

Anyone unable to attend the clinic should call the health department at 785-562-3485 for an appointment at the department’s offices at Sixth and Broadway.

Health officials aim to get the state to a level of herd immunity to ward off new surges of the virus and its fast-spreading variants.

To keep the public updated, the county health department is posting COVID-19 case numbers on its Facebook page only on Fridays now. The latest report last week showed no active cases in Marshall County.

The city of Marysville still has its facemask requirement in place to prevent spread of the disease. The requirement is effective until May 1. Marysville City Council will determine whether regional case numbers are low enough at that time to rescind the ordinance.

Case counts in several U.S. states were growing early this week, a reversal after having declined for several weeks. Federal health officials asked people to continue to wear masks and take other precautions in light of a potential fourth national surge of cases. Fast-spreading variants of the virus are circulating in parts of the U.S.