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COVID is putting as many Kansans in the hospital as it did in March

For six straight months, COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped steadily. Kansans let down their guard. They stopped wearing masks. Most didn’t bother to get the vaccine. Then the highly contagious delta variant arrived. It took root, and is fueling a surge of the coronavirus worse than ...

COVID-19 vaccinations to be offered at county fair

To help boost Douglas County's vaccination rate, the Douglas County Fair Board, the local health department and the Douglas County Community Foundation will be sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the county fair later this month. Margaret Kalb, Douglas County Fair Board executive ...

Many Kansas nursing homes miss goal for vaccinating workers

TOPEKA — Only about 10% of the nursing homes in Kansas regulated by the federal government have met the industry's goal for vaccinating their workers against COVID-19, according to government data. The industry's aim is to have 75% of the homes' staff vaccinated. But the U.S. Centers for ...