A recent Kansas City COVID-19 vaccination effort sparked an unintended health concern within the urban core.
First a note, TKC is an op/ed satire blog with occasional citizen journalism reporting, a penchant for lingerie industry reports, a very real snark overdose risk but mostly dedicated to joking even the most serious news.
However . . .
On this topic we want to play it straight and hope other newsies are inspired to do followup.
Here's the story . . . A partnership between multiple community organizations – including Truman Medical Center, the Westside’s CAN Center, Mattie Rhodes, Guadalupe Centers, Tony Aguirre Community Center, and Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation Department worked together to bring COVID-19 vaccines to this town's oldest Latino enclave. This community reporting was dutifully covered by the KC Hispanic News.
Recently . . .
Visitors to the Westside COVID-19 vaccination clinic were informed that they should quarantine after coming into close contact with a person at the event who had been diagnosed with with the virus.
Thankfully, so there haven't been any reports of ensuing sickness or hospitalizations.
Nevertheless . . .
Local media and 12th & Oak public health officials have FAILED to warn the public that there is some level of risk at clinics and vaccination events where participants can come into close contact with high risk people unknowingly carrying the virus.
Developing . . .