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Expected Vaccine Availability Status by Population Group

The KDHE Vaccine Prioritization Plan (En español) defines the phases as:

Phase 1:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Residents or patients in Longterm care (LTC), senior housing or LTC-supported independent living
  • Workers critical to pandemic response continuity

Late January

Phase 2:

  • Persons Aged 65+
  • Congregate settings
  • High-contact critical workers
  • All unvaccinated persons prioritized in previous phases

March

Phase 3:

  • Aged 16-64 with severe medical risks
  • Other critical workers
  • All unvaccinated persons prioritized in previous phases

Phase 4:

  • Aged 16-64 with other medical risks
  • All unvaccinated persons prioritized in previous phases

May

Phase 5:

  • Rest of pop. 16+
  • Children*
  • All unvaccinated persons prioritized in previous phases

*Subject to further research on vaccine risks and effectiveness for children.

The state plan is subject to change. Questions about the plan can be directed to KDHE. (Please do not contact the state with Johnson County-specific questions. Those can be directed to 913-715-2819 or be [email protected]. You may also find your answer in our frequent questions.) 

For more information, visit Kansasvaccine.gov.