In the meantime, the Division of Well being and Atmosphere continued to face scrutiny over the distribution of vaccines. A CDC report Tuesday ranked Kansas 46 amongst states for its per capital administration of doses, at 21,609 per 100,000 residents.
The CDC stated not less than 444,176 Kansas residents have obtained not less than certainly one of two required vaccine doses, or 15.2% of the state’s 2.9 million residents.
These numbers are increased than figures reported Monday by the state well being division, however the CDC additionally reviews Kansas as receiving extra doses. Each put the proportion of doses administered at about 72.5%.
“The information information we’re getting as of final week will assist us dig in and discover out the place the discrepancies are occurring between the assorted (reporting) programs,” stated state well being division spokeswoman Ashley Jones-Wisner in a textual content to The Related Press.
Some Republican legislators query the division’s rationalization of reporting issues, and Democratic state Rep. Louis Ruiz, of Kansas Metropolis, prompt there have been communication issues between the state and native officers
However Rep. Rui Xu, a Westwood Democrat, sees the issue as a brief provide throughout the nation.
“Demand is way outstripping provide proper now,” Xu stated. “So far as I am conscious, we’re getting the vaccine out as quickly as we’re getting it, and that is all of the state can do.”