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ICYMI: A Shot at COVID-19 Vaccine Policy — Virtual Event (March 1, 2022)

By Hina B. Shah, M.P.H. | March 01, 2022

ICYMI: A Shot at COVID-19 Vaccine Policy — Virtual Event (March 1, 2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of Kansans and pushed our hospital systems to their capacity. State and local governments across the U.S. continue taking varied approaches in policymaking to reduce the spread of the virus.

On March 1, 2022, the Kansas Health Institute hosted a discussion on the tools used to mitigate COVID-19, with a focus on vaccine policy. Panelists Ximena Garcia, M.D., Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Governor Laura Kelly, and Heather Braum, Health Policy Advisor, Kansas Action for Children, examined factors related to vaccine equity and the impact current policymaking has on all vaccine types. Presenters also provided highlights from recent surveys on vaccine preferences of Kansans. Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., led this discussion. 

KHI materials related to this topic are linked below:

External resources referenced by participants include:

A recording of the session is below. To view specific topics from the agenda, move the slider to the time listed.

  • Introduction (0:00 on the recording)
  • Overview (2:52 on the recording)
  • Tools (6:49 on the recording)
  • Vaccine Perceptions (13:45 on the recording)
  • Policy (20:43 on the recording)
  • Panel Discussion (24:24 on the recording)


The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.