Kansas State University has not implemented a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but that is likely only because Kansas legislative policy prevents the university from doing so.
K-State president Richard Myers says if university administration could implement a vaccine mandate, it would.
Despite the lack of COVID-19 vaccine requirements at K-State, Myers says over 80 percent of students have received at least one dose.
The overall vaccination rate for the university, which includes faculty and staff in addition to students, is lower.
As of Aug. 13, Lafene Health Center had distributed over 7,500 COVID-19 vaccinations.
Myers says incentives for getting the vaccine will be announced in the near future.