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Kentucky Announces That Long Term Care Facilities Have Started Administrating Vaccine

Gov. Beshear announced on Monday that several long-term care facilities in Kentucky began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 3:09 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2020 7:51 PM

Today Governor Andy Beshear announced that several long-term care facilities in Kentucky began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Beshear, Walgreens, Cabinet for Health and Family Services leaders and long-term care advocates joined in a virtual news conference.

“Today we celebrate another great and hopeful day in our battle against COVID-19,” Gov. Beshear said. “Long-term care residents and the front-line staff who care for them are beginning to receive the life-saving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Since two-thirds of coronavirus deaths in Kentucky come from long-term care facilities, these vaccinations – a modern-day medical miracle – have the real potential to save lives and significantly reduce COVID-19’s burden on our health care system.”

Long-term care facilities residents began receiving the vaccine today from Walgreens including Signature Healthcare of Summerfield and Signature Healthcare at Jefferson Manor Rehab & Wellness Center, in Louisville, and Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

Walgreens pharmacy team members will provide COVID-19 vaccinations in approximately 800 long-term care facilities across Kentucky and 11 additional states the week of Dec. 21, including many in rural and urban areas.

The CDC estimates completion of vaccine distribution to long-term care facility residents within the next four-to-five weeks.

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