Coping with COVID: Missouri COVID vaccinations have been initiated by one in three residents

According to the Missouri COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, as of Tuesday afternoon, 34.5 percent of the state's population has initiated vaccination and roughly one-third of all Missourians have received at least one dose. "One-third of all Missourians have now received at… more

Coping with COVID: KU Health System COVID-19 patient count drops to nearly half over weekend

Health officials reported a drop in the number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System on Monday. Eight people with the active virus are being treated, down from 14 on Friday, April 16. Of those patients, six… more

Coping with COVID: Kansas surpasses 1 million mark in number of residents with COVID vaccine

Kansas has crossed the threshold of vaccinating more than 1 million people as a third highly contagious variant is detected in the state. That means 35% of the state’s 2.9 million residents have received at least one shot, according to… more

KC health department to use only Pfizer, Moderna vaccines


Coping with COVID: Children’s Mercy KC starts COVID vaccine trials for ages six months to 11

Kansas City area children will be participating in a vaccine trial study feeding into a nationwide trial effort to vaccinate youth in the U.S. Children's Mercy Hospital announced Wednesday its participation in a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine trial using the Pfizer… more

Coping with COVID: Johnson & Johnson vaccine concerns put dosing on hold in Kansas, Missouri

Following widespread concern regarding effects of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, health officials in the U.S. including those in Kansas and Missouri have announced a pause of the vaccine's administration. Reports that the vaccine can and has caused blood… more

Missouri bill moves to ban workplace vaccine mandates

The Missouri House on Monday advanced a bill that would ban private businesses from requiring proof of vaccination from either employees or customers. The GOP-led House voted 88-56 to tack the provision on another bill. The action comes amid backlash… more

Coping with COVID: Seven-day rolling average for COVID-19 deaths mark new low in Missouri, Kansas

Daily deaths are trending downward in the region for Missouri and Kansas, according to daily reporting from Worldometer. The reference website provides counters and real-time statistics on topics including COVID-19, which it has been tracking since the virus’ introduction in… more

Coping with COVID: 8,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments open up through KU Health

The University of Kansas Health System says that they have 8,000 vaccine appointments available.  Appointments are open to "anyone who lives in Kansas or works in Johnson County," the health system said in a Wednesday media briefing. "The bottom line… more

Coping with COVID: Missouri marks one-quarter million COVID vaccines administered to residents

Mass vaccination events in Missouri have now administered more than one-quarter million vaccines to residents, according to a news release from Gov. Mike Parson's office on Wednesday. This total is in addition to vaccines administered by high throughput health centers, local… more