Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Democrat punishes county
that's doing vaccinations fast and right.
Riley County officials confirm that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) threatened to withhold promised vaccine shipments if officials didn’t stop vaccinating people until other counties caught up. The county is about finished with Phase 2 and planned to begin Phase 3, vaccinating adults 18-64 with medical conditions that could lead to serious health complications from COVID-19.
Riley County officials intended to host vaccination events this week. They planned to provide the first of two doses to some of its most vulnerable citizens. But officials scrapped those plans after the Kelly administration warned it would halt vaccine shipments unless the county limited its efforts to Phase 2 eligible people.