150,000 vaccine doses expected in Kansas by end December

December 03, 2020 - 10:40 am

Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that Kansas can expect to see 150,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the end of the month. That will cover 75,000 people since two doses are required. 

High risk healthcare workers and nursing facility residents are top priority in what the Governor calls phase one. The second phase includes those who are classified as non-high risk and aged 65 and older. The third phase includes non-high risk people under the age of 65. 

"We will work to ensure that as many Phase 1 groups as possible are vaccinated by the end of the month," Kelly said. "Phase 2 and 3 will be administered the vaccine on a rolling basis between winter and late spring."

Kansas is expected to receive around 24,000 doses from Pfizer by mid-December. Kelly said Moderna's shipment is estimated to arrive shortly after, with shipments from both arriving on a weekly basis.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with healthcare providers in Kansas to prepare for incoming vaccines. 


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