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, &
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.