COVID-19 vaccine information

The U.S. has multiple authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Kansas State University has been selected as a vaccine distribution site. The university will be receiving and administering vaccines for students, faculty and staff based on the state and local priority groups (pdf) and vaccine availability.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is allocating the vaccine in the state of Kansas. K-State has not received vaccines yet or been given a vaccine delivery date, which could be late in the spring 2021 semester. However, the university is actively preparing for distribution so that vaccines can be administered as soon as possible when they are available. Students, faculty and staff who live in Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 vaccine request forms. Vaccine requests can be completed online for Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties.

Lafene Health Center has specialized freezers for the vaccine and is working through the final preparations to ensure compliance with KDHE regulations associated with distribution of the vaccine.

The health and safety of every K-Stater remains the university’s top priority. The university will continue to follow public health guidance. Vaccination has many benefits and will be an important part of making sure every Wildcat is a Wellcat.

The university will continue to update students, faculty and staff as more vaccine distribution information becomes available. Updates will be communicated through K-State Today and through this website as well as the main COVID-19 website.

Additional resources

CDC COVID-19 vaccine information

CDC COVID-19 vaccine FAQ

KDHE COVID-19 vaccine information

KDHE COVID-19 vaccine prioritization (pdf)

Riley County Health Department COVID-19 vaccine FAQ

Johnson County COVID-19 vaccine information

Saline County Health Department COVID-19 website

Frequently asked questions



The information provided on this page regarding COVID-19 vaccines, including references to safety, efficacy, and availability, is for informational purposes only. Please refer to the CDC website and state and local health department resources for further information about COVID-19 vaccines.