Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly receives COVID-19 booster injection – Community News

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly receives COVID-19 booster injection

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced on Saturday morning that she has received a COVID-19 booster shot.

According to a press release, Kelly received the shot on Friday. She is now encouraging others who are eligible to get a booster or start the vaccination process.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, effective and the best way to protect our communities from this virus,” Kelly said. “I wouldn’t ask Kansan to do something I didn’t want to do myself, which is why I got my COVID-19 booster shot today. Whether you’re considering your first shot or signing up for a booster, I urge everyone to get the facts and get vaccinated. Together we can end this deadly pandemic.”

The Center for Disease Control recommends that people who meet the following criteria receive a booster shot:

  • 65 years or older;
  • 18 years or older in long-term care facilities;
  • 18 years of age or older and have underlying health conditions;
  • 18 years or older and works or lives in a high-risk environment.

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Kelly received the Moderna booster injection.