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Meatpacking workers in Kansas still wait for vaccines


February 21, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Meatpacking plants were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, yet thousands of workers at facilities in southwest Kansas are still waiting to hear when they'll be vaccinated.

The Kansas News Service reported that the wait is frustrating for workers who have watched college faculty, first responders and postal workers get their vaccines, and Kansas has launched a program to get a first dose into the arms of every school worker by early April.

Meatpacking plants have been the state's third-largest source of COVID-19 outbreaks, topped only by long-term care facilities and...

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