Gov. Laura Kelly announced the state will move into the next two phases March 22

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the transition will make vaccines available for people who are between the ages of 16 and 64 with preexisting medical conditions that place them at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Vaccine eligibility also will be expanded to additional people who work in what is considered critical infrastructure.

Medical conditions that make people eligible for the vaccine in the new phases include cancer, Down syndrome, diabetes, pregnancy, asthma, cystic fibrosis, liver disease, neurological conditions and certain heart conditions, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Vaccine eligibility also is being expanding to critical workers who cannot work remotely including agricultural and food workers, people who perform in-person activities indoors, utility workers, social service and government workers, logistics workers, water and wastewater workers, information technology and communication workers, and shelter, housing and finance worker.