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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents ages 16 to 64 with certain underlying health conditions are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, but it’s still unclear if they need to show proof of their medical condition.

The Kansas City Star reported that as of late Friday, the state was “in the process of developing further guidance.” The state has provided no updates since then.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said last week that state officials would consult with vaccinators to find a “reasonable approach.”

Some counties have already decided. Health officials in Johnson and Wyandotte counties said they will not require documentation of health risks but do require proof of residency.

Norman said that so far, Kansans have acted in good faith in getting vaccinated. Still, he said he wouldn’t mind requiring more from Kansans than just their word, as long as it doesn’t slow down the process and cause delays.

“I think it would be best if people would bring proof, if they have a pill bottle or something, more than just, ‘Yes, I have asthma,’” Norman said.

Kansas is largely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the medical conditions that now allow for shots.

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