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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Kansas Adopts CDC’s Recommendations for Moderna and J&J Booster Shots

Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas will adopt the CDC's new recommendations around Moderna and J&J booster shots, following last month's adoption of Pfizer (also known as Comirnaty) booster

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Weekly Vaccine and Testing Clinics

With the increased presence of the Delta variant in the region, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics. The more infectious Delta variant poses a dangero...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Playbook for Employer COVID-19 Testing as Unified Testing Strategy Evolves

With more employers expressing interest in testing their workforce for SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – KDHE developed an Employer COVID-19 Testing Playbook. The Playbook is intended to support businesses that wish to offer employee testing t...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Self-Administered COVID-19 Testing Available to Child Care Providers

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is partnering with Battelle, a leader in the field of science and technology, to provide rapid self-delivered COVID-19 testing to all licensed child care providers in Kansas.

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

KDHE Encourages COVID Safe Halloween Celebrations

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is encouraging Kansans to celebrate Halloween safely and spookily this year by following a few, easy COVID precautions. Kansans can enjoy Halloween safely by getting tested prior to enjoying activitie...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

KDHE Announces Release of Kansas COVID-19 County Rankings Report

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced the release of the Kansas COVID-19 County Ranking report. This report is designed to help county commissioners and local leaders stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities by tracking ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Now Authorized for Ages 12+

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for ages 12+ in Kansas. The decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized the vaccine as safe and effective for teenagers. ...
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Posted on: September 1, 2021

KDHE Urges Kansans Not to Take Ivermectin for COVID-19

With a rise in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms, the Kansas

Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is urging Kansans not to take the drug ivermectin unless

prescribed by a physician then take it exactly as prescribed. This ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Website

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Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Find the answers you seek, weekly updates, resources and more on our new website: KansasVaccine.gov.

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

KDHE Social Media Policy

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) welcomes questions and conversation on its social media platforms. All comments are subject to public disclosure laws and will be screened based on the following:

• Potentially libelous commen...

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