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Thursday, February 11, 2021

150 more vaccinations sites announced throughout Kentucky




On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced six new regional vaccination sites across the commonwealth and said vaccines will now also be available at mobile clinics, 10 Kroger stores, 15 Walmart stores and 125 pharmacies, including Walgreens and Good Neighbor independent pharmacies.

In total, there are more than 150 vaccination sites in Kentucky, in addition to local health department vaccination programs.

“We are efficient. We have built a system that can administer more vaccinations than we are currently getting,” said Gov. Beshear. “These new sites are a big deal. They are going to move us forward and build out what we need so when supply increases, we are ready to get it out even more quickly to communities throughout the state.”

“Each new site we open offers additional capacity to administer more vaccines than we currently have supply to give them. The good news is that, as supply increases, each site will be able to ramp up immediately to reach more people without start-up delays,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Gray, the Vaccine Distribution Project Director. “The logistics are incredibly complex, but we're continuously increasing both our capacity and our efficiency to eventually meet the needs in every Kentucky community.”

Case Information 
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 1,880
New deaths today: 36
Positivity rate: 7.08%
Total deaths: 4,211
Currently hospitalized: 1,142
Currently in ICU: 278
Currently on ventilator: 156

Today’s positivity rate is the lowest since Nov. 6.

Six New Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
Kentuckians can see a full list of new regional sites here. Learn more about signing for appointments at all regional vaccination sites here.

Kroger Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Kroger store sites hereSign up for Kroger store vaccine appointments here.

Walmart Stores Offering COVID-19 Vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Walmart sites hereSchedule here for Walmart store appointments beginning Feb. 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.

New Federal Pharmacy Program
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman said starting this week, approximately 13,000 additional first doses per week will be coming to Kentucky through 125 pharmacies. COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at 78 Walgreens branches and 47 Good Neighbor independent pharmacies aimed at serving vulnerable Kentuckians.

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