Kentucky Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to All Residents Age 40 and Up

Kentuckians age 40-years-old and up became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 8:42 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2021 8:46 AM

The Bluegrass State on Monday extended eligibility of the COVID-19 to all residents age 40-years-old and up.

The expanded eligibility comes with the Commonwealth's entry into Phase 2 of its vaccination plan - the last scheduled phase to take place before all Kentuckians age 16 and up become eligible in Phase 3.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says the state plans to move into Phase 3 of its vaccine eligibility on April 12.

With so many in Kentucky able to receive their shot, some may have faced difficulties in scheduling their appointment to do so - but. Gov Beshear says availability is starting to increase.

"I know for so long it was hard to get an appointment and for so long you'd get on the computer or get on the phone and try and try and try," said Gov. Beshear. "We're starting to see some of these open up a little bit. So I'm going to do my best, both in social media, regular releases, and when we do our updates to tell you some areas that have some significant or a decent number of open appointments."

Also happening Monday: health officials in the Hoosier State said all residents age 30-years-old and up became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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