Kentucky Expects to Receive 147K Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by 2021

By the end of the month, the Commonwealth of Kentucky expects to receive 147,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from both Pfizer and Moderna.

Posted: Dec 8, 2020 10:21 AM
Updated: Dec 8, 2020 10:48 AM

The Bluegrass State is now expecting to receive some 147,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the month of December, including vaccines made by both Pfizer and Moderna.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said Monday that before the end of 2020, Kentucky expects at least 38,000 Pfizer doses and 109,000 Moderna doses in December.

The state expects to receive the first shipment of the vaccine, around 38,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, during the week of Dec.  13 - Dec. 19. Baptist Health Madisonville will be among the first of 11 hospitals throughout the state receiving the first shipment.

During the week of Dec. 20 - Dec. 26, Kentucky expects it will receive 76,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, followed by another 33,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from Dec. 27- Dec. 31.

Each of these doses will go to a different Kentuckian; they are the initial shots that will be followed up with a booster vaccine about three weeks later. Both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines require an initial dose and a booster dose.

Gov. Beshear also said he expects more allocations of the Pfizer vaccine to be announced at a later date, possibly before the end of December.

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