The Kansas City Chiefs, along with The University of Kansas Health System, will host a free COVID-19 vaccination and booster opportunity outside GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium prior to the Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 1.
"We have been working with our partners to identify ways to raise awareness for vaccinations while also exploring events that work within the scope of our operations," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "We appreciate the support from The University of Kansas Health System in making this vaccination opportunity available to fans on Monday, and we hope to host similar opportunities as the season progresses."
"The University of Kansas Health System strongly encourages Chiefs fans and everyone in our community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because it provides the best protection against severe infection, hospitalization and death," said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Health System. "We are excited to partner with the Chiefs on an opportunity to curb the impact of COVID-19 on our community, and Chiefs Kingdom."
The vaccination and booster event will run from approximately 4 to 7 p.m. Ticket holders can visit The University of Kansas Health System tent near the Founder's Club entrance on Founder's Plaza on the north side of the stadium to receive a first dose, second dose or booster dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or a first dose or booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Important information for receiving on-site vaccinations at GEHA Field at Arrowhead is below:
Pfizer will be available for individuals ages 12 and up (parental consent required for individuals ages 12-17).
Both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for ages 18 and up.
Per the CDC, for individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series:
- 65 years and older
- Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
Anyone wishing to receive a first, second or booster dose of one of the vaccines must have vaccine card or documentation of previous doses to receive a second dose or a booster. All individuals will register on-site and will be subject to a 15-minute observation period following the administration of the vaccine.