(AP)–Gov. Laura Kelly says Kansas considers meatpacking plant workers and grocery store employees essential workers, putting them in the second phase for possible vaccinations.
Kelly says the Kansas vaccine plan calls for the first shots to go to front-line health care workers with a high risk of coronavirus exposure. She says the second phase will focus on vaccinating essential workers, including first responders but also grocery store and meatpacking plant workers.
The Democratic governor says members of the Legislature will get vaccinated at different times, based on their risk of being exposed or developing serious complications. Next week, the Food and Drug Administration will consider whether to grant emergency authorization for vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna.