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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites Weather Updates

For Immediate Release January 7, 2022 

 

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites Weather Updates

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes for Friday, January 7, at s...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Certain Locations Closed due to Weather

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January 6, 2022

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KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Certain Locations Closed due to Weather

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has closed the following COVID-19 t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

COVID-19 antiviral medication available at pharmacies in Kansas

Paxlovid

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's Paxlovid for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or ab...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

KDHE Opens New COVID-19 Mass Testing Site in Wichita

The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) has opened up a new COVID-19 mass testing site in Wichita, KS. The walk-in testing location is located inside Chester Lewis Academic Learning Center at 1847 N. Chautauqua St. It will be open Monday ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

KDHE Encourages COVID-19 Safe Holiday Celebrations

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans to celebrate the upcoming holiday safely. Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, it is important to know what COVID-19 precautions you can take to protect yourself and ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

First confirmed case of Omicron variant detected by State Lab

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced that the state Health and Environmental Laboratories has found the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in one Kansas resident.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

KDHE update on the Omicron Variant

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to sequence positive COVID-19 samples and has not yet identified the Omicron variant in Kansas. While there is more to learn about Omicron, the same prevention methods used throughout the pa...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

KDHE Recommends COVID-19 Booster Dose for Kansans ages 16 and Older

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will adopt the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new booster recommendation and has authorized all COVID-19 vaccine providers to begin administering Pfizer-BioNTec...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

KDHE Announces Changes to Kansas COVID 19 Testing Strategy

Following the recent release of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) updated Employer Testing Playbook, KDHE is announcing upcoming changes to its COVID-19 testing strategy that ensure testing remains accessible to all Kansans across t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

All Fully Vaccinated Adults in Kansas are now Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Shots

On November 17, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced all fully vaccinated Kansans over the age of 18 are now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots

“The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, effec...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Kansas Adopts FDA, CDC Guidelines for Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

Governor Laura Kelly announced on November 3, 2021, that Kansas will adopt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11...

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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 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: 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: 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

KansasVaccine.gov

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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