WASHINGTON - Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh
Hawley sent a letter today to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
urging the establishment of a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo.,
through the Federal Pilot Community Vaccination Centers (CVC) program. The
letter comes after recent requests to FEMA from Governor Mike Parson and Kansas
City Mayor Quinton Lucas.
"As the vaccine rollout continues, we are mindful that
easy access to the vaccine close to home is one of the best ways to ensure that
everyone who wants a vaccine can receive it,” the senators write. “With this
month’s announcement that FEMA will help operate a vaccination site in the City
of St. Louis for eight weeks, we believe that a parallel effort in Kansas City
will facilitate more vaccine access for more Missourians, especially for
individuals at high risk for the disease living in the region."
Full text of the letter is available here