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Gov. Beshear Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for All Kentucky Adults

Kentucky's governor signed an executive order on Wednesday that allows any adult who lives or works in the state to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Posted: Nov 17, 2021 12:59 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2021 8:24 AM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed a new executive order on Wednesday that allows all adults living or working in Kentucky to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.

Though the booster is now available to anyone living or working in Kentucky who's at least 18-years-old, there are still a few requirements to meet.

Those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine need to wait for at least six months after receiving their second shot in the two-dose series. As for those who received the single-dose johnson & Johnson vaccine, they're eligible to receive their booster just two months after that initial shot.

Previously, Moderna and Pfizer booster shots were limited to Kentuckians who are over 65, have significant underlying conditions, or are exposed to many people through their line of work.

The governor said the expanded eligibility for booster shots was needed in the state due to the recent plateau of new positive COVID-19 cases, which until now, had been declining for weeks.

You can see the full executive order signed by the governor on Wednesday here. You can also find more information on receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky by clicking here.

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