Official: Kansas can handle 5 times as much COVID vaccine
March 14, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health administrator told legislators Monday that the state could distribute five times as many COVID-19 vaccine doses as it is receiving now from the federal government.
Dr. Lee Norman, head of the state health department, said the biggest issue facing Kansas in getting people inoculated is the vaccine supply. His comments came four days after President Joe Biden vowed to make all adult Americans eligible for vaccinations by May 1.
The GOP-controlled Legislature has criticized what it sees as a slow distribution of vaccines by Democratic Gov. Laura...