How many kids are vaccinated in Kansas? Here's a county COVID-19 breakdown for eligible children.

Jason Tidd
Topeka Capital-Journal
Raegan Mercer, a 12-year-old Landon Middle School student, receives a COVID-19 vaccine during last month's vaccine clinic at Topeka High School. [Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal]

As education and public health officials in Kansas continue to fight outbreaks of COVID-19 at schools, federal data show youths are getting vaccinated at a rate lower than the rest of the population.

Statewide, 45.6% of eligible youths have gotten at least one dose while 33.6% are fully vaccinated, according to federal COVID-19 vaccination data through Tuesday. Children as young as 12 years old are eligible to get vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

But vaccination rates vary widely among the counties.

Johnson and Douglas counties have more than 50% of their 12-17 populations fully vaccinated. In Barber, Wichita and Decatur counties, 5% or less of the same age group is fully vaccinated.

While more children have gotten at least one shot, the Pfizer vaccine requires at least three weeks between the first dose and the second dose. People aren't considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after the second dose in the two-shot series.

Below is a searchable database of the state's counties and their youth vaccination rates.

Some counties may have higher vaccination rates than what the data show. There were 3,805 first doses administered to children and 2,606 fully vaccinated youths that didn't have a home county listed.

Below is an alphabetical list of the state's 105 counties. The first number is the percentage of population aged 12-17 vaccinated with at least one dose. The second number is the percentage of the same age group that is fully vaccinated.

Allen: 22% and 17% 

Anderson: 17% and 11% 

Atchison: 29% and 20% 

Barber: 10% and 5% 

Barton: 19% and 11% 

Bourbon: 19% and 14% 

Brown: 50% and 39% 

Butler: 31% and 23% 

Chase: 21% and 15% 

Chautauqua: 10% and 8% 

Cherokee: 29% and 20% 

Cheyenne: 17% and 10% 

Clark: 23% and 16% 

Clay: 32% and 25% 

Cloud: 23% and 14% 

Coffey: 22% and 15% 

Comanche: 18% and 11% 

Cowley: 27% and 19% 

Crawford: 37% and 27% 

Decatur: 3% and 3% 

Dickinson: 22% and 16% 

Doniphan: 22% and 15% 

Douglas: 69% and 52% 

Edwards: 19% and 13% 

Elk: 14% and 8% 

Ellis: 31% and 22% 

Ellsworth: 34% and 24% 

Finney: 37% and 21% 

Ford: 31% and 19% 

Franklin: 28% and 20% 

Geary: 60% and 41% 

Gove: 19% and 15% 

Graham: 16% and 9% 

Grant: 29% and 19% 

Gray: 17% and 9% 

Greeley: 22% and 15% 

Greenwood: 20% and 14% 

Hamilton: 12% and 6% 

Harper: 18% and 12% 

Harvey: 31% and 23% 

Haskell: 15% and 6% 

Hodgeman: 15% and 6% 

Jackson: 46% and 37% 

Jefferson: 29% and 22% 

Jewell: 14% and 10% 

Johnson: 70% and 55% 

Kearny: 24% and 12% 

Kingman: 19% and 13% 

Kiowa: 23% and 15% 

Labette: 33% and 25% 

Lane: 12% and 9% 

Leavenworth: 42% and 30% 

Lincoln: 13% and 12% 

Linn: 11% and 8% 

Logan: 11% and 7% 

Lyon: 46% and 35% 

Marion: 31% and 23% 

Marshall: 37% and 29% 

McPherson: 30% and 23% 

Meade: 19% and 11% 

Miami: 31% and 23% 

Mitchell: 30% and 21% 

Montgomery: 25% and 15% 

Morris: 44% and 36% 

Morton: 19% and 12% 

Nemaha: 24% and 17% 

Neosho: 18% and 15% 

Ness: 32% and 24% 

Norton: 18% and 13% 

Osage: 26% and 19% 

Osborne: 10% and 8% 

Ottawa: 16% and 11% 

Pawnee: 23% and 18% 

Phillips: 10% and 7% 

Pottawatomie: 27% and 20% 

Pratt: 27% and 20% 

Rawlins: 23% and 16% 

Reno: 26% and 18% 

Republic: 16% and 11% 

Rice: 22% and 16% 

Riley: 50% and 42% 

Rooks: 20% and 13% 

Rush: 14% and 6% 

Russell: 18% and 12% 

Saline: 33% and 27% 

Scott: 27% and 20% 

Sedgwick: 41% and 28% 

Seward: 24% and 14% 

Shawnee: 48% and 36% 

Sheridan: 8% and 7% 

Sherman: 18% and 9% 

Smith: 15% and 12% 

Stafford: 17% and 13% 

Stanton: 27% and 22% 

Stevens: 13% and 6% 

Sumner: 21% and 14% 

Thomas: 20% and 15% 

Trego: 21% and 9% 

Wabaunsee: 26% and 17% 

Wallace: 12% and 8% 

Washington: 24% and 16% 

Wichita: 21% and 4% 

Wilson: 17% and 9% 

Woodson: 15% and 7% 

Wyandotte: 53% and 37%