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Posted on: March 30, 2022

KDHE Supports FDA and CDC Recommendation for Second Dose of COVID-19 Booster for Certain Individuals

For Immediate Release

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has authorized the over 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine providers across Kansas to begin offering a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals aged 50 and over and c...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

Across Kansas, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics. As KDHE continues the transition to an endemic response, this will be the final media advisory detailing vaccine and...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Transition to COVID-19 Endemic Response

Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE announced efforts to shift from emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy, which includes a COVID-19 response similar to other recurring diseases. KDHE will continue to ensure the State is prepared for future needs.

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Sites Delays and Closures due to Inclement Weather —

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes to COVID-19 testing sites for Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, due to inclement weather conditions. 

The following COVID-19 testing sites will be op...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shot and Additional Primary Dose for Immunocompromised

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 6, 2022  

KDHE Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shot and Additional Primary Dose for Immunocompromised Children

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has expanded eligibility for the ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

KDHE Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Kansans ages 16 and Older

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will adopt the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new booster recommendation and has authorized all COVID-19 vaccine providers to begin administering Pfizer-BioNTec...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Kansas Adopts FDA, CDC Guidelines for Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

Governor Laura Kelly announced on November 3, 2021, that Kansas will adopt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

All Fully Vaccinated Adults in Kansas now Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

On November 17, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced all fully vaccinated Kansans over the age of 18 are now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots

“The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, effec...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Kansas Adopts CDC’s Recommendations for Moderna and J&J Booster Shots

Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas will adopt the CDC's new recommendations around Moderna and J&J booster shots, following last month's adoption of Pfizer (also known as Comirnaty) booster.

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Kansans Vaccinated at Select Dillons & Dollar General Stores Eligible for $100

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The vaccine incentive program from Governor Laura Kelly and Dillons Health continues to be available for Kansans. All newly vaccinated Kansans aged 5 years and older are eligible to receive $50 per dose, $100 total. The gift cards will be available while ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Now Authorized for Immunocompromised People

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that effective August 12, 2021, Kansas providers may now administer an additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised...

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