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Covid-19 vaccine equity. Tools, resources, and information to help enusre Kansas' underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccination Equity Form

Kansas equity-focused vaccination clinics and community organizations can use the Equity Form to:
  • Request resources from KDHE (e.g., doses, vaccination staff)
  • Ask to be introduced to a provider to schedule a vaccination event for your community
  • Offer support at vaccine sites (e.g., transportation, vaccination staff, publicity)
Please complete this form if applicable, as well as circulate this resource broadly and encourage use of the Equity Form.

Kansas Bilingual One-Pager

This one-pager has COVID-19 information for community partners in Kansas in both English and Spanish.

Includes information for COVID-19 testing and vaccines such as how to get testing for your community, find testing and vaccine locations, and media resources for educating and encouraging vaccination.
COVID-19 One-Pager

Kansas COVID-19 Equity Taskforce (COVET)

Upcoming Meetings
Wednesday, June 23rd

Past Meetings
May 27th Recording
April 28th Recording
April 14th Recording

Press Release (4/15/21): Gov. Kelly Launches First COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Taskforce Meeting

The Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Taskforce (COVET) is tasked with breaking down barriers about vaccinations, such as access, transportation, language barriers, or misinformation; and providing information and messages that resonate with Kansans who have questions about the vaccine. In collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, this effort is spearheaded by Dr. Marci Nielsen, Chief Adviser to the Governor for COVID-19 Coordination and Dr. Ximena Garcia, Special Adviser to the Governor for COVID-19 Vaccination Equity. The launch of the Vaccine Equity Taskforce serves as another step toward vaccine equity.

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us

THE CONVERSATION: "It's time for Black folks to have conversation between us, about us." Between Us, About Us is a new campaign to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines co-developed by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) and the Black Coalition Against COVID. Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts in 50 FAQ videos that deliver the information Black people are asking for about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging that Supports Vaccine Confidence

Thursday, June 10
Register for the Webinar Here

People from refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities are incredibly diverse, representing many cultures, languages, regions of the world, as well as beliefs and values. Unique communities need unique approaches to COVID-19 vaccine confidence, and now there are resources to help you do just that.

The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) worked with, a nonprofit design studio, to build vaccination campaigns in genuine partnership with specific RIM communities. This meant working alongside community leaders to lead the creation and dissemination of their messaging campaigns.

Join this webinar to hear from experts from NRC-RIM and on how they approached this community-led, hyperlocal communications strategy. You'll also learn how you can use templates and tools make a customized vaccine campaign that resonates with your community, and about other resources NRC-RIM offers that support your work.

Kansas Vaccine Information

Visit for more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine. In the top right select your preferred translation using the language widget. Click on the Español tab to access the Spanish Version.
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PSA from Governor Kelly
"Let's Cumbia Together Again" #COVID19
Multilingual COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Videos
Southwest Kansas medical professionals created 11 multilingual videos to address common concerns and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

AUCD COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities Webinar Series

Hear about promising practices on how states are reaching people with disabilities (PWD). Webinar recordings, presentation slides, and presentation transcripts are available for each webinar in the series.

  • Webinar #1 - Navigation: Promising practices for scheduling and transporting PWD to COVID-19 vaccination appointments
  • Webinar #2 - Consideration: Promising practices for vaccinating family members of PWD and those who are homebound
  • Webinar #3 - Communication: Promising practices for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages
  • Webinar #4 - Prioritization: Promising practices for educating others about the importance of disability prioritizing in state vaccination plans

Meet Dr. Garcia: Governor Kelly's Advisor on COVID-19 Vaccination Equity

Ximena Montserrat Garcia, MD is the newly appointed Senior Advisor for Covid Vaccine Equity. Dr. Garcia is a bilingual Internal Medicine physician and a passionate advocate for children.

Since moving to Topeka in 2003, Dr. Garcia has worked to improve health outcomes for Kansans through her work at the Marian Community Clinic, as Health Commissioner for the State Employee Health Care Plan, and by offering free sports physicals to middle- and high-school youths. Dr. Garcia was also instrumental in establishing the Topeka High Campus Care Clinic, a primary care clinic for staff and students at Topeka High School.

In addition to her medical work, Dr. Garcia is focused on ending childhood hunger and increasing educational opportunities for Kansas youth. In particular, she is the founder of Raise Kansas, a non-profit under the umbrella of the Kansas Action for Children, that brought fresh lunches and engaging learning opportunities to children during the summer months. Dr. Garcia has also served as a board member for the Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kansas Action for Children, Topeka Community Foundation, and Kansas Citizens District Council.

Prior to moving to Topeka, Dr. Garcia practiced Internal Medicine in Boston, Houston, and Santa Fe. Dr. Garcia holds an AB Biological Sciences, Genetics and Development from Cornell University and an M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia and her husband Craig Gernon, MD, a Kansas native from Hiawatha, live in Topeka, and they have four adult children.

KSHB News Article (March 10, 2021): Kansas governor brings on advisor for COVID-19 vaccine equity