Douglas County Unified Command leadership approved a plan to distribute vaccinations for Phase 2

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, all residents have been encouraged to complete the Vaccination Interest Form. Phase 2 includes residents 65 and older, those who live and work in congregate settings and essential workers.

Dan Partridge, Director of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, said:

“Doses right now are extremely limited based on the supply. Given that everyone in Phase 2 is considered critical and a priority, each group will receive an allocation of doses every week. We understand that this means not every group will receive a large allocation with the current scarcity of vaccine, but this approach allows us to move through Phase 2 together.”

As doses become available, vaccinations will be distributed equitably across those aged 65 or older, local government essential workers, education sector workers, food service industry workers, workers critical to the functioning of the community, those that work or live in congregate care settings and those eligible in Phase 1 that have yet to receive their vaccine.

Approximately 30,000 and 40,000 residents could qualify for Phase 2. It said during Phase 1, it received less than 1,000 doses per week from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Douglas County Unified Command leadership has a Phase 2 plan that calls for the vaccination of up to 3,000 people per week, and if more doses become available in the future, planners expect to have the ability to triple that amount.