KY Expanding Vaccination Eligibility in March
By West Kentucky Star Staff, The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky is expanding its vaccination eligibility to anyone over 60 beginning in March. 

Gov. Andy Beshear says the state's regional vaccination sites will move to phase 1C on March 1. That will expand the pool of eligible recipients to those over 60, anyone over age 16 who has a high-risk condition, and those classified as "essential workers".

"The trends are going in a positive direction, perhaps the most positive since the pandemic began," said Gov. Beshear. "What that means is that we're doing a good job. Do I think that vaccines are starting to have an impact? Certainly in the long-term care community. Hopefully we'll see more of it in the overall state. But we're seeing more people wearing masks, engaging in social distancing, thinking about the number of contacts they have in their day, and it is working."

Kentucky has had six weeks of declining new case numbers. The latest case total of 530 reported on Monday is the lowest daily new total since October 5. There were 13 coronavirus-related deaths reported on Monday.

The state's positivity rate currently stands at 6.6 percent.

You can see Beshear's full update below.


Published 04:13 PM, Monday Feb. 22, 2021
Updated 10:57 AM, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021



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