All adults age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine starting today

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the move marks the second major expansion of eligibility in recent days, with individuals with underlying health conditions, as well as some essential workers, being able to get their shots starting last Monday.

As we all know, Alaska was the first state to open the floodgates to all adults earlier this week, with six other states following suit in the recent days. The moves come as states rush to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of opening up eligibility to all adults in the U.S. by May 1.

Over 1 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state, with 25.9% of the state’s population already vaccinated, according to data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment released Friday.

Kansas ranks 37th in the country for vaccine doses administered per capita, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.