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April 28, 2022 | Roughly 20 million children in the United States are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, a year after their Learn More

April 18, 2022 | Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is teaming up with Vibrant Health to provide an opportunity for the community to Learn More

April 11, 2022 | COVID-19 is “interwoven into the fabric” of public health and Kansas will be dealing with its aftermath for at Learn More

April 1, 2022 | A campaign from NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims to Learn More

March 31, 2022 | Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday she is directing the state to transition its COVID-19 response from a pandemic Learn More

March 31, 2022 | Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced their continued efforts to shift Learn More

March 24, 2022 | It's the COVID-19 news parents of young children have been waiting to hear. Vaccine-maker Moderna said it will seek Learn More

March 19, 2022 | Pfizer and Moderna have each asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorize a second booster dose of Learn More

March 11, 2022 | Friday marks two years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Learn More

February 28, 2022 | People needing a COVID-19 vaccination could get a couple of tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game by taking the Learn More

February 3, 2022 | Parents and doctors are awaiting answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on whether a third COVID-19 vaccine Learn More

January 31, 2022 | t’s that time again for thousands of people in the Kansas City metro. The Jackson County Health Department is Learn More

January 28, 2022 | This weekend Kansas Citians will have to decide how to stay safe during the COVID-19 surge as the Chiefs Learn More

January 26, 2022 | We lose things all the time: keys, wallets, money, television remotes and sometimes it feels like our minds. Those Learn More

January 26, 2022 | The NFL is partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Learn More

January 21, 2022 | If you like free money, Saturday’s vaccine event is for you. The Kansas City Health Department will hold a Learn More

January 14, 2022 | All Missourians ages 5 and older (Pfizer vaccine) or 18 and older (Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines) are Learn More

January 13, 2022 | More children in Jacksonville are hospitalized with COVID-19 now than at any other point since the start of the Learn More

January 13, 2022 | The need for COVID-19 tests in Kansas City is high. At-home tests are hard to find and appointments are Learn More

January 9, 2022 | Peter Carnesciali is the mastermind behind KC Vaccine Watch, a Twitter account originally designed to point locals to nearby Learn More

January 4, 2022 | A Kansas couple is now pleading with the community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after their brush with the Learn More

January 3, 2022 | A newly vaccinated couple is looking back on the events that led to their decision. Learn More

January 1, 2022 | Two COVID-19 patients at University Health - formerly Truman Medical Center - who didn’t get vaccinated are begging others Learn More

December 30, 2021 | Beginning January 3, 2022, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is changing the current schedule for COVID-19 vaccinations Learn More

December 27, 2021 | Kansas City is in the midst of another COVID-19 surge caused by the virus’s delta variant and the recent Learn More

December 20, 2021 | The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is offering free COVID-19 vaccines at two clinics for children ages Learn More

December 20, 2021 | It was too late for Robert Kidd by the time the COVID-19 vaccine first arrived in Kansas last December.The Learn More

December 15, 2021 | On the one one-year anniversary of the administration of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccinations in Kansas Harvey County is Learn More

December 14, 2021 | As the Kansas Department of Health and Environment celebrates the one-year mark of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Kansas, Learn More

December 14, 2021 | Tuesday marks one year since the first COVID-19 vaccines were given in Kansas City. Now, more than 1.4 million Learn More

December 10, 2021 | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday morning it will follow recommendations made by the Center for Learn More

November 20, 2021 | Area doctors are expressing confidence in the medical science that led to approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for children Learn More

November 17, 2021 | COVID-19 Booster shots have arrived just in time for the holidays and as cases locally are on the rise. Learn More

November 17, 2021 | Today, Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced all fully vaccinated Kansans over Learn More

November 9, 2021 | The Kansas City Public Library is opening up their walk-in vaccine clinics to anyone aged 5 and older. Learn More

November 8, 2021 | Many area hospitals are now starting to vaccinate kids ages 5-11 with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that has been Learn More

November 4, 2021 | Younger kids in Kansas City can get their COVID-19 shot as early as this week. Learn More

November 3, 2021 | Kids in Kansas will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine through their personal doctor, large suppliers or county Learn More

November 3, 2021 | A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine has received an award for his role in research Learn More

October 28, 2021 | Very soon, a new group of Colorado kids will likely become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. State health leaders Learn More

October 27, 2021 | The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been recommended for children ages 5-11 years old by an FDA advisory board, and area Learn More

October 20, 2021 | National preparations are underway as the White House and pediatricians eagerly await the authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine for kids Learn More

October 15, 2021 | Thousands of people are expected to get spooked at Worlds of Fun this weekend. The Kansas City Health Department Learn More

October 12, 2021 | Kansas City’s east side has some of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations numbers in our area. But the community group Learn More

October 12, 2021 |Before Tyler Blaylock died of COVID-19, his mom said he wished he had been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Tyler’s family Learn More

October 8, 2021 | A mass COVID-19 vaccination site will open soon in Springfield as vaccine mandates and boosters send the number of Learn More

October 5, 2021 | All Missourians ages 12 and older (Pfizer vaccine) or 18 and older (Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines) are Learn More

October 5, 2021 | The Clay County Health Department hopes a new incentive program will convince some of the most vaccine-hesitant people to Learn More

October 4, 2021 | The COVID-19 patient's health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor's Learn More

October 1, 2021 | As the 2021-2022 school year continues largely in-person, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has released a dashboard Learn More

September 30, 2021 | Thirty-nine employees of Truman Medical Centers/University Health have resigned rather than comply with the health system’s new COVID-19 vaccination Learn More

September 28, 2021| Monday was the first day booster shots opened to people who received a Pfizer vaccine who qualified Learn More

September 25, 2021 | We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in Missouri and the Kansas City area. Check Learn More

September 23, 2021 | In light of data showing Indigenous people are more likely to contract COVID-19, tribal health leaders are working toward Learn More

September 14, 2021 | It’s another toll of the pandemic, one that goes past the case numbers and loss of life. Healthcare providers Learn More

September 8, 2021 | We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in Missouri. Check back for updates. Learn More

September 6, 2021 | The Kansas City Chiefs remained without All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu after his positive test for COVID-19 as the two-time Learn More

September 3, 2021 | As frontline workers in frequent contact with the community, police officers were among the first in the country to Learn More

September 1, 2021 | When Braxten Goodwin walked across the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in 2019, her extended family, packed in Learn More

August 30, 2021 | The struggle to convince vaccine-hesitant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine is a frustrating reality for many health providers, Learn More

August 24, 2021 | Joplin, a city of about 50,000 people in southwest Missouri, became the first jurisdiction in the state to exceed Learn More

August 23, 2021 | Now that the Food and Drug Administration has given its full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Kansas City Learn More

August 19, 2021 | Here’s the latest on COVID-19 in the Kansas City area Learn More

August 18, 2021 | The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour has canceled the next five scheduled shows due to rising COVID-19 numbers. Learn More

August 16, 2021 | Federal officials have authorized an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain Americans whose immune systems are compromised, an Learn More

August 14, 2021 | While the rate of new cases in the Kansas City metropolitan area has dipped slightly over the past week, Learn More

August 12, 2021 | AEG Presents said it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for anyone who attends or works one of its Learn More

August 12, 2021 | Kansas City Public Schools will require all staff members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, or agree to weekly testing, Learn More

August 6, 2021 | Kansas City Public Schools says its staff will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly Learn More

July 28, 2021 | As the delta variant causes COVID-19 cases to rise in Missouri and Kansas, health officials continue to urge people Learn More

July 28, 2021 | Kansas City has been requiring employees to be vaccinated or undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing since June. Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said he will reimpose a mask mandate, citing rising COVID-19 cases. Learn More

July 26, 2021 | For those planning to attend the Gucci Mane concert August 1st at Liberty Memorial, they may be able to Learn More

July 26, 2021 | Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City announced Monday that it will require all workers to be vaccinated against the Learn More

July 26, 2021 | Public health officials and other leaders are urging Kansas Citians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the number of Learn More