KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Kansas receives increasing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, state officials want to make sure there are enough qualified vaccinators to administer them.
Gov. Laura Kelly said she issued an executive order on who can administer the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.
The order says pharmacy students, dentists, paramedics and others in health care professions are able to vaccinate people against COVID-19.
Kelly said people in these roles already routinely administer injections.
Her order makes it clear their authority also extends to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state expects to receive a total of 120,000 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines next week, Kelly said, with additional shipments coming to pharmacies and other clinics across the state as well.