Sen. Marshall Statement on First Omicron Case Reported in Kansas

Senator encourages Seniors and those with underlying health conditions to get booster shot

(Washington, D.C., December 16, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after the first COVID-19 Omicron variant case was detected in the state of Kansas.

“COVID cases in Kansas continue to rise, and now more than ever with the first Omicron variant case detected in the state, we need seniors and those with underlying health conditions to talk to their doctor or trusted pharmacist about getting their booster shot as soon as possible,” said Senator Marshall. “The Omicron variant must be taken seriously, and with the booster shot you are 10 times less likely to be infected with COVID. I urge all seniors and folks with underlying health conditions to talk to your doctor or trusted pharmacist and consider getting the booster shot to safeguard your health this holiday season.”

Senator Marshall recently penned an op-ed for AARP Kansas titled, Let Seniors have their Booster Shot Now. You may click HERE to read the Senator’s op-ed in its entirety.

Additional Information:

In January 2020, then Congressman Marshall was the first member of Congress to sound the alarm on the House floor about the spread of COVID-19. As a physician, he would later go on to serve on the frontlines as a volunteer treating patients in Wyandotte County and Seward County.

In April, Senator Marshall led a group of doctors and other health care providers in Congress in launching a public service campaign to boost COVID-19 vaccine participation. You may click HERE or on the image below to watch the PSA.