Kelly puts vaccine priority on grocery, meatpacking workers in Kansas

KNSS News
December 04, 2020 - 12:21 pm
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Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas considers meatpacking plant workers and grocery store employees essential workers, putting them just behind health care workers and nursing home residents for coronavirus vaccines. 

The governor also says members of the Legislature won’t get any special treatment. Kelly said Kansas’ vaccine plan calls for the first shots to go to front-line health care workers with a high risk of coronavirus exposure, including workers in nursing homes, as well as nursing home residents. 

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She said in the second phase will focus on vaccinating essential workers, including first responders but also grocery store and meatpacking plant workers.

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