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How COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Is Getting Done In The Kansas City Metro

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This week, the Unified Government Public Health Department has 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines to distribute and they're being prioritized for essential workers in Wyandotte County.

Rarely knowing how many doses it will receive or when, the Unified Government Public Health Department is one of many struggling to navigate the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Until we all have been inoculated, the dean of the UMKC School of Medicine says now is "not the time for us to let down our guard." As a new coronavirus strain gains traction in the U.S., it's important to continue following guidelines to prevent spreading the disease.

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