Kansas Department of Health and Environment Long-Term Care Facility Staff Vaccination Coverage Dashboard

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE)’s Long-Term Care Facility Staff Vaccination Coverage Dashboard provides a view of the healthcare personnel vaccination rates for Kansas’s federally licensed long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The goal of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is to reach a vaccination rate of at least 90% among healthcare personnel in all LTCFs.

The dashboard includes both a map view and a table view. The map view of the dashboard categorizes federally licensed LTCFs into four categories based on healthcare personnel vaccination rates:
  • Below 50%
  • 50-70%
  • 70-90%
  • Above 90%

The table view provides a list of all federally licensed LTCFs and their healthcare personnel vaccination rates.

The dashboard includes the most recent healthcare personnel vaccination rate data available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS publishes data reported by nursing homes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on a weekly basis; the data is typically published 11 days after being submitted. More information is available on the CMS website.

Additional Context on COVID-19 Vaccinations

CMS, in collaboration with the CDC, is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes. This new requirement is a key component of protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents and staff by ensuring that all nursing home staff receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to reduce a person’s chance of becoming sick with COVID-19 disease. Healthcare professionals (HCP) were placed first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccine because of their essential role in fighting this deadly pandemic and their increased risk of getting COVID-19 and spreading it to their patients. Their decision to get vaccinated can protect more than just their health. It can also help protect their colleagues, patients, families, and communities.

Ensuring that all healthcare personnel that work with LTCF residents receive COVID-19 vaccinations will help save the lives of those at highest risk for infection and severe illness from COVID-19. Because LTCF residents live in group settings and are often older adults with underlying chronic medical conditions, they are most at risk of severe disease from diseases like COVID-19.