Who is prioritized to be vaccinated in Phase 2?

While federal vaccine supply is low, Phase 2 includes persons aged 65+, high-contact critical workers and congregate settings.

High-contact critical workers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Firefighters; police officers; first responders; emergency dispatchers; correction officers
  • Grocery store workers and food services
  • K-12 and childcare workers, including teachers, custodians, drivers and other staff
  • Food processing, including meat processing plants
  • Large-scale aviation manufacturing plants
  • Transportation workers
  • Workers in the following industries, if they regularly need to be in high-risk settings to perform their duties:
    • Retail, warehouses and sales outlets
    • Agriculture
    • Supply of critical services or materials for the COVID response (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE))
    • The U.S. Postal Service
    • Department of Motor Vehicles

Congregate settings include but are not limited to the following:

  • Homeless shelters and other homeless housing settings and dwelling places
  • Congregate childcare institutions, adult and child protective services
  • Emergency shelters or safe houses for victims of domestic violence
  • Corrections facilities, including jails and juvenile justice facilities
  • Behavioral Health institutions (including mental health institutions) and residential treatment centers
  • Adult care homes, residents and staff in home plus facilities not covered in Phase 1
  • Senior living homes
  • Home care givers (paid or unpaid), personal care aides

If you have questions about your eligibility, contact your local public health department or call KDHE at 866-534-3463 or email. For additional information on the timelines and phases, refer to the Vaccine Prioritization Plan.

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1. What phase is Kansas currently in for vaccinations?
2. Who is prioritized to be vaccinated in Phase I?
3. Who is prioritized to be vaccinated in Phase 2?
4. How will I know when it's my turn to get vaccinated?
5. When will a vaccine be made available to the general public?
6. How will I have to prove that I meet the requirements of the phase?
7. Why are universities not included as a Phase 2 population?
8. How do I know where I fit in the Vaccine Prioritization Plan?