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Yes, and now! Since March 29, Kansas has been in Phase 5, meaning anyone 16+ is now eligible to receive the vaccine.
Parental consent is required for those under the age of 18 years and please note only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for use in people ages 16 and 17. Because the Pfizer vaccine must be stored in an ultra-cold freezer, confirm that the vaccination site has the Pfizer vaccine before taking your child to get vaccinated.
There are two steps to getting the vaccine:
There are many different types of providers administering the vaccine now, and we are working to get more providers to sign up as vaccinators. Providers administering the vaccine include:
Visit vaccines.gov for a provider near you!
The COVID-19 vaccine dashboard includes data on doses distributed and administered in Kansas. It is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 pm CT. Note that the Kansas dashboard does not include doses administered through federal programs, so the numbers will be somewhat lower than those on the CDC COVID-19 Tracker.
Youth may not have documentation of their age, but a parent or guardian can attest to the eligibility of a child in their care. Currently, only youth ages 16 and older are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and only the Pfizer's vaccine is authorized for people age 16+.
The CDC recommends taking a photo of both sides of the vaccine card in case you lose it. But if you forgot to do so, the CDC says you can: