Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has received the new flu and COVID vaccines sooner than expected. They’ll be available by appointment beginning Monday (while supplies last).
Doctors warn that colder months have already brought an uptick in COVID-19 cases, especially in the urban parts of the state, though numbers are still significantly lower than they were during the height of the pandemic.
A national summer uptick in COVID-19 cases has arrived, but Kansas physicians are still waiting to see if cases in the state follow national trends.
Kansas public school officials report more fights between students and more violent attacks on teachers. Many blame the rise on the COVID pandemic, saying students are still adjusting to life back in the classroom.
After April 26, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health will cease updating its COVID-19 data dashboard and sending out email updates each week.
The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill that would strip powers from local public health officials to contain disease outbreaks.
Long COVID, the often-baffling aftereffects that trouble the body for months or years after acute symptoms pass, likely haunts close to 200,000 people in Kansas. But Kansas is one of just two states without a medical center specializing in treatment of the condition.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is saying goodbye to its big yellow graph of new COVID-19 cases, but the chart will be replaced with some new stats to help folks make informed health decisions for themselves.
Physicians and public health researchers anticipate a surge in COVID-19 infection during the holiday months would complicate the medical response to rising prevalence of flu and a tricky influenza virus.
Kansas health officials are warning residents about lingering COVID-19 symptoms, asking people to get boosters and practice COVID-19 safety measures ahead of winter, when cases are predicted to significantly increase.
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