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Pharmacy students, dentists, other health care providers can administer COVID-19 vaccine in Kansas

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 18:00:50-05

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.