All fully vaccinated adults eligible for COVID-19 booster shots in Kansas

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that all fully vaccinated Kansans over the age of 18 are now eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots.

Kansas residents who will receive the booster dosage must have received either their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least six months prior.

“Expanding access to booster shots will help us put an end to this deadly pandemic,” Kelly said. “Whether you are considering your first shot or signing up for a booster, I urge everyone to get the facts and get vaccinated.”

“The holidays are coming up and I just want to be protected around all the people I’ve been seeing in the coming weeks,” said Alexes Presswood, of Mission, Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said making the booster shots available to everyone will help slow the spread of the disease.

“I think it’s important to have that added protection,” said Kim Franke, of Mission, Kansas. “I’m very excited to get together with our family and friends and not have to wear masks and the boosters a big a part of that.”

“As we move into the winter months, Kansans will increasingly be indoors, putting themselves at greater risk of contracting the virus,” said Secretary Lee Norman, M.D., Kansas Department of Health and Environment. “Allowing Kansans to self-determine their risk of exposure to COVID-19 ensures that every tool is available to protect themselves and reduce the possibility of a winter COVID-19 surge.”

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