Kansans can receive COVID-19 booster shots as of Friday, Sept. 24

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the vaccine booster dose only applies to those that have completed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series at least 6 months prior.

Eligibility for a booster dose based on underlying medical conditions will only require self-attestation, a prescription or assessment from a healthcare provider is not required.

KDHE has authorized all COVID-19 providers in Kansas to start administering the booster shots.

According to the state officials, Kansas will adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Booster Recommendations and has authorized all COVID-19 vaccine providers to start to administer the Pfizer booster shots to all eligible Kansans on Friday, Sept. 24.

Gov. Laura Kelly said:

“The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, effective, and it is our best tool to beat this virus. Today’s announcement from the CDC will provide additional protection to the most vulnerable Kansans and our frontline healthcare workers.

But our work to defeat this pandemic is not done. The best way for us to get out of this pandemic is to work together to ensure our friends, neighbors, and communities are all vaccinated against COVID-19.”