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Kansas governor 'very comfortable' with vaccine distribution

Laura Kelly
Posted at 8:02 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 21:02:58-05

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly says she's "very comfortable" with how Kansas is distributing the COVID-19 vaccines despite U.S. government data showing that its inoculation rate is the lowest of any state in the nation.

The governor argued Monday that Kansas likely has a more efficient distribution system than other states and is getting vaccine doses more quickly to more communities.

The state health department has said federal data shows Kansas lagging behind other states because of a lag in reporting vaccinations, and Kelly told reporters the state has concentrated on "getting vaccinations in people's arms."

But Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. says people "are tired of hearing excuses."