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Child COVID-19 vaccination rates low in some Kansas counties


October 3, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas counties are seeing youth vaccination rates for COVID-19 far below the national average, according to state data released this week.

A school pandemic workgroup established by Gov. Laura Kelly received data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment showing that in about a quarter of the state's counties, less than 20% of vaccine-eligible children ages 12 to 17 had received at least one dose as of Sept. 24.

U.S. regulators in May expanded the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. The national vaccination rate for youth is 57...

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