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KU St. Francis to begin Phase 2 vaccinations



TOPEKA, Kan. – The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus says it will begin scheduling appointments for those over the age of 65, under Phase 2 of the Kansas COVID-19 vaccination plan.

TUKHS St. Francis Campus says it continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to its staff and frontline healthcare workers. It said as of Jan. 19, its employee vaccination rate is at 69 percent.

According to St. Francis, with Kansas moving into Phase 2 of its vaccination plan, it will begin vaccinating people who are 65 years and older by appointment-only on Friday, Jan. 22. It said it has established a vaccination center at its outpatient facility at 8th and Fairlawn, but stressed people must have an appointment – no walk-ins will be allowed.

St. Francis said anyone who is 65 and older and is interested in scheduling a vaccination appointment should complete the form located on its website. It said the number of appointments it is able to schedule will be determined by how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it receives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

St. Francis said it had 11 COVID-19 positive inpatients Thursday. It said its critical care capacity was at 100 percent Thursday morning, with its medical/surgical beds at 86 percent capacity.