Gov. Beshear announces vaccine help website, hotline

Gov. Beshear announces vaccine help website, hotline
On Wednesday, the governor said the state’s positivity rate declined again. (Source: Pexels)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear held a COVID-19 briefing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 28.

He announced a new state website, vaccine.ky.gov, and hotline,

They will help Kentuckians decide if they are eligible to receive a vaccine.

The website and hotline also helps Kentuckians find vaccines in their region.

“Beginning Feb. 1, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccination priority will be phase 1B, people ages 70 or older, and all vaccination sites are asked to prioritize this population until further notice,” Gov. Beshear said. “Other Kentuckians from phases 1A and 1B remain eligible for vaccination and as vaccine quantities and available appointment times allow, persons in phase 1C may also be scheduled, to ensure each vaccination site administers 90% or more of all vaccine doses received within seven days of arrival.”

Gov. Andy Beshear - Media Briefing 1.28.2021

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday, January 28, 2021

Kentucky cases

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Governor Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases - 2,424
  • New deaths - 47
  • Positivity rate - 9.35 percent
  • Total deaths - 3,542
  • Currently hospitalized - 1,597
  • Currently in ICU - 387
  • Currently on ventilator - 225

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