Governor Beshear’s Updates On Rolling Out the Covid Vaccine

Governor Beshear’s Updates On Rolling Out the Covid Vaccine

Today, Governor Beshear gave a press briefing with the latest updates to the roll out of the Covid vaccine. I wanted to be sure to send you as the veterinary community this information that will contain all the links that you will need moving forward. A few things to note: there was a change made to the phases, Veterinarians/Agriculture/All essential workers are in 1C. Teachers were moved to 1B as it has become a dire need to get students back to schools in person. Click this link for the most up to date phases.

A few things to note: The 1A phase in most counties are finished and onto their 1B phase. There are approximatley 100,000 persons in the 70+ age group that have been vaccinated with 400,000 more to go throughout the state.

Your County Health Department is still a very good source to contact as some counties are getting finished with their 1B phase sooner than others and you maybe able to schedule your vaccine sooner than these sites/links below. Also, remember that not all counties are allocated the same amount of vaccine, it is based on population size.

WAYS TO REGISTER – Information below
Today, it was announced that Kroger will be conducting regional vaccine clinics. Starting February 2nd – the first one will begin at the Kentucky Horse Park at Alltech Arena. It will be available for all persons that are 70+ and older. They will be opening more sites throughout the state in the next two weeks with those announcements forthcoming. Here is the link to the Kroger register.

University of Kentucky is taking registrations and has a questionnaire/screening and it will put you in the phase priority.

Here is the interactive map that you can insert your county and it will take you to the nearest vaccination site.

This is the newest KY.Gov website launched today.

When Can I Get Vaccinated?
Find out which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall in.

There is a help number: 855-598-2246 available from 8AM-7PM EST – Monday – Saturday.

Lastly, as an update to the latest federal bill that has passed and which includes more availability to funds regarding PPP, Please click this link that the AVMA has put together for the veterinary community along with other important information.