March 15, 2021
KDP’S STATEMENT ON KANSAS TRANSITIONING TO PHASE THREE AND FOUR OF VACCINATION EFFORTS
Topeka, KS — Today, Governor Kelly announced Kansans who qualify in Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the vaccination framework will be eligible for vaccination beginning next Monday, March 22nd. In response, KDP Chair Vicki Hiatt issued the following statement:
“Thanks to Governor Kelly’s steady leadership, Kansas is well on its way to getting Kansans back to work, back to school, and back to a more normal way of life.”
Read more about Kansas vaccination distribution plans here:
Governor Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that the state will move to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan on March 22. The move will open up the vaccine to Kansans between ages 16 and 64 with a preexisting medical condition and other non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure will be eligible for vaccination.
“Thanks to an increased supply in vaccine, Kansas will begin vaccinating individuals who qualify in either Phase 3 or Phase 4 on March 22,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “This expedited timeline will allow Kansans to get back to work, back to school, and back to a more normal way of life. I urge all Kansans to do their part by getting vaccinated when it is their turn and continuing to follow the public health guidance, so we can return back to normal.”
Kansans now eligible to be vaccinated include:
And other non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure who cannot work remotely, including:
The governor’s office said making the announcement one week ahead of time will give counties with vaccination events planned an opportunity to finish vaccinating Kansans in Phases 1 and 2 and will ensure providers have enough time to prepare and notify Kansans who will be eligible in the newly combined Phase 3 and 4.
Under this expedited timeline, Kansas is expected to move into the final phase of vaccinations by no later than May 1, 2021.
Governor Kelly also announced the state will activate more providers to complete vaccinations, including safety-net clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical practices. Kansas will also partner with the federal government to set up mass vaccination sites in Kansas to increase the number of vaccinations possible per day.
Kansans who need help identifying if they are eligible should contact their local health department or utilize the “Find My Vaccine” mapping tool at KansasVaccine.Gov to locate a provider near them.
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