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KU School of Medicine to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses

KU Wichita Center for Healthcare
KU Wichita Center for Healthcare(KWCH 12)
Published: Mar. 19, 2021 at 7:46 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The KU School of Medicine in Wichita received word that it will be getting COVID-19 vaccine doses. Earlier this year, the school signed up through Sedgwick County to be a vaccine provider and this week, received its notification.

The KU School of Medicine started the process of reaching out to those it serves who meet the state’s guidelines for phases 3 and 4 of the vaccine rollout plan. This group includes people who are younger than 65 years old and have severe medical conditions. KU Wichita Medical Practice Association Executive Director Aaron Ryan said becoming a provider allows the medical school’s patients to get the vaccine at a place where they usually go for regular care.

“I think just familiarity with location, familiarity with providers, you know a lot of our patients are long-term, in our internal medicine clinics. So, just that comfort, familiarity with that physician-patient relationship hopefully may ease any trust concerns that people have with the vaccine.

When it does arrive for KU Medicine, the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine will have 300 doses.

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