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Kansas to give COVID-19 shots to inmates despite GOP protest


February 5, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration plans to begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to Kansas prison inmates next week, ignoring a call from the Republican-controlled Legislature to postpone their inoculations so that others can get them first.

Spokesperson Carol Pitts said in an email that the Department of Corrections has not yet vaccinated any inmates but would start giving them throughout its nine facilities. Her email Thursday came as the Kansas Senate was debating a resolution condemning Kelly's decision to make inmates eligible for shots during the second p...

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