More Kansas City hospitals receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 19:50:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The distribution of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine continued across Kansas City Tuesday as more hospitals reported they had received the vaccine.

The University of Kansas Health System announced early Thursday afternoon it had received its first shipment of the vaccine.

Mary Ann Copeland, a respiratory therapist in The University of Kansas Hospital’s COVID-19 unit, was the first to receive a shot Tuesday afternoon.

She said she's getting the shot for her family and the public.

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A Saint Luke's Health System spokesman said later Thursday it had also received the vaccine and planned to start vaccinating frontline workers Thursday morning.

The two hospitals join Truman Medical Center/University Health, which received its first shipment of the vaccine on Monday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.