KANSAS CITY, MO. – The general public in Kansas City, Missouri will continue to wait for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Rex Archer of the Kansas City Health Department said if they project how many people are left in Phase 1-A, 1-B, and Levels 1 and 2, the city will not reach Level 3, which is all Missouri residents while.
“If they don’t fall into either of these categories before we hit the public, I’d be surprised if it’s before May or even June,” said Dr. Rex Archer, Director of the KCMO Department of Health. “The message people need to hear is that Germany, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea had this outbreak and pandemic under control before there was a vaccine, so you can protect yourself by doing all the things we do suggest such as masking and even double masking. “
This begs the question why the vaccinations are delayed.
“There are some challenges getting it out and so on. That cold weather snapshot hurt a little in terms of delivery. We have places that are canceling their clinics this week because they didn’t get their doses,” said Dr. Archer. “We still haven’t got our vaccine and we may have to cancel some of our clinics next week. We’re watching this very closely.”
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