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Governor Kelly addresses school group regarding Pfizer vaccine

TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly spoke to the Safer Classrooms Workgroup about the vaccine for kids.

Kelly says the state has ordered 128,000 doses of the vaccine for the 5-to-11 age group. She says the majority of that has already arrived and the rest is expected by Friday. Half of the doses ordered will go to large health care providers and local hospitals in packages of 300. The other half will be re-packaged in smaller amounts for pediatricians, family physicians, community health centers and other providers.

Governor Laura Kelly says “Should parents choose to do so, we stand ready to vaccinate the more than 260,000 Kansas kids in this age group as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Our schools will continue to be essential partners throughout the vaccine distribution process, we know that the best way to get Kansans vaccinated is to bring the vaccine to them.”

Governor Kelly added she’s grateful for the school districts that have already expressed interest in hosting vaccine clinics and she hopes more districts will do the same.

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