LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and Kroger Health opened the state’s regional vaccination site at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Fayette County, as the state continues to ramp up its ability to vaccinate more Kentuckians.
Today, approximately 600 Kentuckians are scheduled to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each week the site is expected to vaccinate more than 3,000 Kentuckians with the priority going to those who are 70 and older.
“This is an exciting day for Kentucky. Through this new and growing partnership with Kroger Health we will be able to vaccinate more and more Kentuckians as we receive more supply from the federal government. Our number one issue continues to be supply,” the Governor said. “We are on track to vaccinate Kentuckians faster than the federal government sends us doses for the fourth straight week. As we await more doses, we need everyone to know that they will get a turn and right now we’re prioritizing vaccines for Kentuckians who are 70 and older.”
“Thanks to Gov. Beshear,” Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Our citizens are eager to get the vaccine when it’s their turn, and the regional center provides even more access.