Computer problems at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have left several databases unavailable to the public and other government agencies.
Katie Patterson-Ingels, a spokeswoman for the agency, says computer problems began at the department last Thursday.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the problems have made data from several programs run by the agency inaccessible.
The malfunction has meant that local health departments can't access records to ensure people are current on their immunizations, including students heading back to schools. Also, the department can't currently issue birth or death certificates.
Patterson-Ingels says the agency hopes to have more information about the problems in the next couple of days.