Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor Visits Local Vaccine Clinics

Kentucky's lieutenant governor visited several western Kentucky vaccination clinics on Monday, calling the scope of operations 'remarkable.'

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 8:08 AM
Updated: Apr 13, 2021 8:18 AM

On Monday in western Kentucky, Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman made several stops in the Tri-State area to hear about vaccination efforts.

Lt. Gov. Coleman's visit began at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. After that, she visited Mercy Health in Paducah and finally, T&T Drugs in Henderson.

Regardless of each operation's size, Lt. Gov. Coleman said that her trip around the Commonwealth shed light on how remarkable vaccination efforts are across the state.

"It's been an amazing trip, because I've gone from 3-lane drive-through major operation at a hospital to an independently-owned pharmacy and so, to see the scope and size has been remarkable," Lt. Gov. Coleman said. "The one thing that all these places have in common is the gratitude that Kentuckians feel for all of these healthcare workers that are delivering this shot of hope to them."

Recently, Governor Andy Beshear challenged Kentuckians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, stating that once 2.5 million of the state's residents receive at least one dose, most COVID-19 restrictions would come to an end.

How the pause put on the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday will affect the governor's goal isn't entirely clear, but Gov. Beshear plans to hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss the pause.

After visiting the vaccine clinics, the lieutenant governor got to check out the Boys & Girls Club After School Program at Community Baptist Church.

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