School immunizations

Marysville schools Superintendent Mike Couch talks to Marshall County Health Department nurse Sue Rhodes Feb. 26 after USD 364 staff were vaccinated.

Marshall County has continued to receive 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week, which are being administered by the county’s health department.

Those who would like an appointment can call the Vaccine Readiness Hotline, 785-562-4474, at Community Memorial Healthcare.

Shots currently are being given to people on the CMH list who are over 65. CMH bases their scheduling of vaccinations from oldest to youngest. People with names on the list are called for an appointment when enough vaccine is available.

A portion of shots also go to patients from the Frankfort clinic, which is part of the Onaga Community Health Care System. That clinic is making appointments for its patients in Marshall County to get shots through the county’s health department.

County health nurse Sue Rhodes said the 200 weekly doses come from the state health department. As of Tuesday, Rhodes had not heard from the state regarding her agency’s request for larger quantities.

“I have no idea if we will ever get it,” she said of requesting enough doses for a large-scale vaccination clinic.

Rhodes said the pace of vaccinations won’t change “until the federal government gives the state of Kansas more vaccine.”

The county’s COVID-19 case count remained stable early this week with about two or three positive tests daily, Rhodes said.

The department’s Monday report showed 21 active cases in the county with one person hospitalized and 10 pending tests. No new deaths have been reported.

The state of Kansas so far has recorded 282,960 positive cases and 4,197 deaths.

Tests continue to be available through the health department by calling 785-562-3485 or at CMH by calling the Community Physicians Clinic at 785-562-3942.