AP: Kansas seeks 9% of allowed vaccine doses, ponders COVID laws


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has requested less than 9% of its federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses for this week.

Meanwhile, the GOP-controlled Legislature is trying to revive proposals to ban government vaccine passports and restore limits on tracing the close contacts of people exposed to the virus. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s office said Thursday that the state has asked for fewer than 14,000 vaccine doses for the week, out of a federal allotment of almost 162,000.

Kansas has seen its vaccination rate slow in recent weeks, and counties have been turning down vaccine doses as demand has waned.


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