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Children’s Mercy to Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

Children’s Mercy will require all employees, including clinical and non-clinical staff, contract and remote workers, students, non-employed residents, fellows, interns and volunteers, to have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, by Dec. 15, or obtain a medical or religious accommodation that has been approved by Children's Mercy.

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing and raises many questions. The Children’s Mercy Infectious Diseases team has created a COVID-19 online resource, including answers to frequently asked questions from community physicians and providers. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. 

In addition to information on our website, Children’s Mercy has 24/7 support available to patients and families who have questions about COVID-19 (or another illness/injury) through the Nurse Advice Line.


Children’s Mercy Nurse Advice Line
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If a patient receives a COVID-19 test through Children’s Mercy, the family will receive results on the MyChildrensMercy patient portal or through a call from the Urgent Care Follow-Up NurseLine, (816) 960-3000.

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U.S. News & World Report Recognition – How Sweet It Is

Children’s Mercy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. Our hospital is listed with the best in the country in nine pediatric specialties. Five of our specialties rank among the top 30 nationally this year. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve this sweet recognition.

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Meet Shayla Sullivant, MD

Shayla Sullivant, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Her work focuses on many areas, including suicide prevention, ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and more.

Dr. Sullivant's approach to patient care is first to listen and to try to understand each patient and family's situation. Use the button below to hear more about Dr. Sullivant's past experiences which have fueled her passion for improving the lives of patients.