Who Can Get the Covid Vaccine in Kansas?

Kansas is now vaccinating people in Phase 2 of the state’s vaccination plan. Here’s who is eligible and how to make an appointment.

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Kansas Residents

As of January 12, anyone in Kansas who is 16 years of age or older is eligible to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is free for everyone, regardless of insurance status. There are a few exceptions, such as people who have had a severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine or people who have had a severe reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

All residents 16 and older are eligible

As of April 5, 2021, all residents of Kansas aged 16 and older are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. This includes residents of all ages, regardless of their occupation or health status. Residents are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help protect themselves and their community from the virus.

Appointments are required

As of March 29, 2021, all vaccine providers in Kansas are requiring appointments for vaccines. You may be able to schedule an appointment through the provider’s website or by calling their appointment hotline. You can find contact information for vaccine providers on our vaccine provider map.

Some counties have vaccination clinics that do not require an appointment, but you may have to wait in line. Check with your local health department to see if walk-in clinics are happening in your area.

Out-of-State Residents

Kansas is now allowing out-of-state residents to get the vaccine. This is a great way to get the vaccine if you are not a resident of Kansas. You can get the vaccine by going to a Kansas vaccine provider.

Appointments are required

All vaccine providers in Kansas require an appointment. You can call a provider ahead of time to schedule an appointment, or you can sign up for a vaccine clinic through the Vaccine Clinic Registration System. You do not need to be a Kansas resident to get a vaccine at a Kansas vaccine provider, but you will need to provide proof of residency (for example, a driver’s license or utility bill) when you arrive for your appointment.

Must be 18 or older

If you are 18 years of age or older AND a Kansas resident, you are eligible to receive the vaccine. If you are not a resident of Kansas, you are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine through the state of Kansas.


The Pfizer vaccine is now available to children ages 12-15. The vaccine is given as two doses, 3 weeks apart. It is recommended that children get the vaccine before the start of the next school year.

Must be 16 or older

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people who are 16 and older. The other two vaccines, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s, are approved for people 18 and older.

Appointments are required

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to their appointment.

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