Health care leaders in Kansas City are working to get more people vaccinated to slow the recent surge of cases in the metro area as the COVID-19 delta variant spreads. Cases in Kansas City have tripled in the last 30 days, according to the city’s Health Department. 

The Kansas City Beacon talked to Dr. Andrew Schlachter, a pulmonologist and critical care physician at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, about the vaccine and what he's seeing in the Intensive Care Unit.

“Vaccines are safe. This vaccine, in particular, is incredibly safe,” Dr. Schlachter said. “There are no circumstances in which I would rather take my odds with coronavirus than with any of the vaccines that are available.”

Read the full Kansas City Beacon article: KC health officials work to increase COVID vaccination rates as delta variant spreads

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