How to find a COVID-19 vaccine

All Kansas State University employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Tuesday, Jan. 4, to comply with the recent federal executive order that requires the COVID-19 vaccine for federal contractors. This requirement applies to all K-State faculty and staff as well as graduate and undergraduate student employees.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are free and widely available. There are multiple ways for K-Staters to find a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • The state of Kansas offers a Find My Vaccine website.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the vaccines.gov website to search for a local COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Lafene Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Lafene is offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson and the two-dose Moderna vaccines as available. Appointments are required and can be made on the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544.
  • Local health departments continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine opportunities. Check with the Riley County Health Department, the Johnson County Health Department, the Saline County Health Department or the county health department where you live.
  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday at the Kansas History Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave, in Topeka. Walk-ins are welcome, but people can sign up ahead of time with the Patient Vaccine Clinic Consent Form. Learn more about the KDHE clinic and find other vaccine clinics.
  • Local pharmacies and private physicians also may offer COVID-19 vaccine opportunities. Contact those organizations for more information.

Timelines to meet deadlines

K-State encourages all employees who are not already vaccinated to start the process immediately because it can take several weeks to become fully vaccinated.

To meet the Jan. 4 deadline, employees should review the following timelines for the three primary vaccine options.

Nov. 23, 2021
Last day to receive first vaccine dose

Dec. 21, 2021
Last day to receive second vaccine dose

Jan. 4, 2022
Deadline to be fully vaccinated

View CDC Moderna overview.

Nov. 30, 2021
Last day to receive first vaccine dose

Dec. 21, 2021
Last day to receive second vaccine dose

Jan. 4, 2022
Deadline to be fully vaccinated

View CDC Pfizer overview.

Dec. 21, 2021
Last day to receive single dose vaccine

Jan. 4, 2022
Deadline to be fully vaccinated

View CDC Johnson & Johnson overview.