Riley County has identified 15 new positive coronavirus cases and 41 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, March 24.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is not caring for any positive patients at this time.
On Friday, Governor Kelly announced that starting this week all Kansas counties can begin vaccinating people in Phase 5. This means anyone age 16 or older are now eligible to be vaccinated. Please note, to date, Riley County Health Department has only received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines; both can only be administered to those 18 years of age and older. The Pfizer vaccine can be administered to those 16 and older. Vaccine trials are currently underway for children and have not yet been approved by the FDA.
Riley County will begin vaccinating those in Phase 5 on Tuesday. Second doses or "boosters" will be administered to individuals on Thursday.
With the new appointment system, vaccines will only be provided to those who have an appointment. No walk-ins will be permitted. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please register with Riley County at www.rileycountyks.gov/vaccinerequest . If you have already registered, please DO NOT re-register.