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Gov. Andy Beshear Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Governor Andy Beshear Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted: Dec 22, 2020 10:39 AM
Updated: Dec 22, 2020 10:50 PM

Governor Andy Beshear, Justice John D. Minton Jr., House Speaker David Osborne, and Senate President Robert Stivers, each received their initial dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday.

Governor Beshear vowed for weeks that he will take the vaccine publicly if it was determined to be safe and effective. First Lady Britainy Beshear also received the vaccination Tuesday. 

“I would not risk my life or the life of my family, which I love more than life itself, if I didn’t believe this vaccine was safe and highly effective,” Gov. Beshear said. “These vaccines are a gift and our best vehicle to end this evil pandemic, allow our children and educators to safely return to school and reignite our economy.”

Gov. Beshear, Dr. Stack and the CDC prioritized front-line health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities. Long-term care residents are reported to account for two-thirds of COVID-related deaths in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear encouraged other community leaders, including those in elected office, business executives and faith leaders, to take the vaccine when it is their turn.

As of today, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been administered to more than 7,300 Kentuckians, predominantly health care workers. Both vaccines require a second dose about month later.

Governor Beshear said that, Kentucky is expecting more than 150,000 doses of vaccine before the end of the month, with the second dose coming for each about three weeks later.

 

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