Gov. Beshear announces 157 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ky.

Gov. Beshear announces 157 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ky.
Hand sanitizer is now more available compared to a year ago when the pandemic first began. (Source: Pexels)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing on Kentucky’s response to COVID-19 at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 4.

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Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday, March 4, 2021

The governor announced 157 new vaccination sites, including one new regional site at Baptist Health in LaGrange.

This brings the state’s total number of vaccination locations to 567.

“This means that vaccine locations are getting closer and closer to you. This is the infrastructure we have to build,” said Governor Beshear. “The President told us earlier this week that every American adult who wants a shot can get their shot of hope by the end of May. That means that if we can get everybody interested, we’re going to vaccinate another 2.5 million people in the next three months.”

The new locations include 10 Kroger sites, 10 Walmart sites and 136 independent pharmacies.

You can click here to visit Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccine website. You can also call the hotline at 855-598-2246 for help completing the vaccine eligibility questionnaire and scheduling an appointment when doses are available.

Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Public Health reported 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, including 28 additional deaths, on Thursday, March 4.

The department also reported a total of 47,992 recoveries.

Currently, the state’s positivity rate is 4.45 percent.

Currently, 645 people were hospitalized in Kentucky with COVID-19. Of those, 172 were in the ICU and 91 were on ventilators.

As of Thursday, a total of 4,567,702 tests for the virus have been conducted.

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