Kentucky Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Everyone 16 and Older

As of Monday, any Kentuckian who's at least 16-years-old can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from any vaccination site throughout the state.

Posted: Apr 5, 2021 8:40 AM
Updated: Apr 5, 2021 9:24 AM

All Kentucky residents age 16 and older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

Though any Kentuckian who's at least 16-year-old can now schedule their vaccination appointment, only the Pfizer vaccine is currently available for individuals under the age of 18.

Anyone who's at least 18 can get any of the other currently available vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, according to the FDA.

Originally, Kentucky planned to expand vaccine eligibility to this age group on April 12, but Gov. Beshear said that the process was being sped up due to an effort to avoid aggressive variants and an increase in hospitalizations.

Currently, 400 vaccine clinics are available throughout the Bluegrass State. Click here to see a full list of locations and schedule an appointment.

According to the state health department, over 1.4 million people have received their vaccine in Kentucky so far.

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