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In Kansas City's 'Vaccine Deserts,' COVID-19 Inoculations Are Hard To Get

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Truman Medical Centers RN Raquel Garcia administers a COVID-19 vaccination on Jan. 26 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

Portions of the Kansas City metro have limited-to-no access to COVID-19 vaccines

Even as more providers start to administer the vaccine, the areas lacking a vaccine provider are expanding. That's a huge problem — especially as Missouri tries to prioritize equity.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.