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Kansas lawmakers review state’s lagging vaccine distribution

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Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators are reviewing Kansas’ distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, though U.S. government data shows the state’s inoculation rate no longer lags behind most other states.

Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature have been unhappy with what they consider a rocky vaccination rollout.

The state House and Senate health committees plan to have separate hearings Tuesday on vaccine distribution.

A federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report at the end of December showed Kansas ranking last among states for its inoculation rate.

A CDC report Monday shows 25 states have a lower inoculation rate than Kansas.

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