Gov. Beshear Visits St. Elizabeth Healthcare to Celebrate Hospital’s 100,000th COVID-19 Vaccination
Governor encourages all Kentuckians 16 and older to sign up for their ‘shot of hope’ at more than 500 vaccination sites throughout the state
ERLANGER, KY (STL.News) After announcing the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge Monday, today, Gov. Andy Beshear visited St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Training and Education Center to celebrate the hospital administering its 100,000th COVID-19 vaccination.
The Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge sets a goal of 2.5 million Kentuckians receiving at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. When that happens, the state can lift many restrictions on venues and businesses that cater to fewer than 1,000 patrons.
“Together with partners like St. Elizabeth, we are winning our war against the coronavirus this year. This is how we get back to being able to do more of the things we all want to do,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are in a race to defeat this virus as other states see a deadly ‘fourth wave’ of COVID-19. We must not let that happen in the commonwealth. We need to vaccinate more Kentuckians, faster, which is what makes St. Elizabeth’s 100,000th vaccine milestone so special.”