Gov. Kelly shares plan for Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Kansas

Capitol Bureau

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the plan Thursday for a statewide move into Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Individuals who are eligible for Phase 2 vaccine distribution include:

  • Persons aged 65 and older
  • Workers who may come in close contact with people who may have COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who may have it. These workers are necessary to maintain systems, activities and services that are vital to the public. This includes:        
         o Firefighters, police officers, first responders, and correction officers         
         o Grocery store workers and food services          
         o K-12 and childcare workers, including teachers, custodians, drivers, &
            other staff          
         o Food processing, including meat processing plants          
         o Large-scale aviation manufacturing plants          
         o Transportation workers          
         o Workers in retail, agriculture, supply of critical services or materials for COVID-19 response, the U.S. Postal Service, and Department of motor vehicles
  • Workers who are in close contact with other individuals in a licensed care facility include:
         o Homeless shelters          
         o Congregate childcare institutions          
         o Emergency shelters or safe houses          
         o Corrections facilities          
         o Behavioral health institutions

Individuals might be affected by the number of vaccines distributed to Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers a new dashboard for vaccine distribution, vaccinations and percentages. You can find more information here.

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