Fewer than 1% of Kansans have received both COVID-19 vaccination doses

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 18:46:12-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 150,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Kansas, according to a new dashboard the state began publishing.

But six weeks after the first inoculations began in the state, fewer than 1% of residents in Kansas have received both doses of the vaccine.

Kansas reported Monday that a little more than 25,000 people have received both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, according to the Kansas COVID-19 Vaccination Overview dashboard.

Kansas has distributed more than 250,000 vaccine doses and most of the doses so far have been given to people between the ages of 25 and 64, according to the state’s data.

Kansas began vaccinating front-line health workers as well as residents and staff at long-term care facilities in mid-December.

The state moved to Phase 2, which opens up vaccinations to additional workers in high-risk industries and people over age 65, this week.

According to data provided by Kansas, nearly 90,000 of the vaccine doses administered through Monday, more than two of every three doses, have gone to people ages 25 to 64.

Another roughly one-fourth of vaccine doses administered through Monday went to people over 65 years old, according to data from the state.

Kansas residents in Johnson County have 6,825 doses, more than any other county in the state.

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Sedgwick County, which includes Wichita, has seen the second-most doses administered at 5,850.

Three other major metropolitan areas in Kansas — Douglas County, which includes Lawrence; Shawnee County, which includes Topeka; and Wyandotte County, which includes Kansas City, Kansas — have administered 1,950 vaccine doses:

But it is unclear how many of those doses were first doses and how many were the booster shot, which Pfizer and Moderna recommend for full vaccine effectiveness.

Kansas claims a 4.5% vaccination rate, but that figure includes people who have received at least one dose. Less than 1% of the state’s population — 0.72% — have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday.

The state also reports that 70% of the people who have been vaccinated to date, or more than 92,500, are women.

The CDC also has a COVID-19 vaccine tracker, which includes more information on each state's rollout and vaccination rates.