TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Swine flu vaccinations will start arriving in Kansas later than state officials had initially predicted.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Maggie Thompson said Tuesday that shipments of the vaccine should be arriving in the next few days.
Last week, KDHE officials said the vaccine should arrive at local health departments early this week, and they predicted the first vaccinations would be administered Tuesday or Wednesday.
But Thompson said the process is complicated for ordering vaccines and getting supplies to the providers who will administer it.
The state had to allocate the supplies among counties, which then placed orders. Also, Thompson said, the state has to have agreements in place with other providers who ultimately will give the vaccine.