COVID-19 update

We follow the state of Kansas’ phased vaccine distribution plan. We maintain policies to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. Learn the latest on our visitor policy, now 1 guest per patient for most visit types, and on vaccine distribution and availability.

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COVID-19 Updates


We are here to help our patients, staff, family, friends and communities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide the latest updates on COVID-19 prevention, testing, treatment, vaccines, news and more.

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Dr. Steve Stites

Hello. I'm Dr. Steve Stites, chief medical officer at The University of Kansas Health System. We know you're eager to receive your vaccine. We are eager to give it to you. But today, we at the health system have scheduled all of our available doses. We have no more to offer at this time.

Overall, the available vaccine supply simply cannot meet the much greater demand. I ask that you please be patient, have hope, have faith. This is a marathon, not a sprint. It will take time for vaccines to become widely available to all who want them, but that day will come. Until then, remember to take the pillars of infection control with you wherever you go. Wear your mask, wash your hands, avoid gatherings, keep your distance, stay safe and be ready to answer your call to arms when it comes. Have the hope, have the faith. It is coming, and we will get through this together.

Take good care

Following several simple practices will help you and your loved ones reduce risk of infection. But if you or someone close to you does feel ill, it’s important to recognize symptoms and seek care responsibly. Review these guidelines on prevention, symptoms and supportive care.

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