Madisonville's Baptist Health Set to Get Vaccines

The first vaccine shipment moving through Louisville's Worldport facility Sunday.

Posted: Dec 14, 2020 1:06 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2020 7:13 PM

165 more cases of COVID-19 ripping through Vanderburgh County Sunday. The entire Tri-State feeling the impacts of the virus.

But some good news could be just hours away for some in west Kentucky and other parts of the Tri-State.

The first vaccine shipment moving through Louisville's Worldport facility Sunday.

Worldport, the largest UPS hub in the world just two hours east of Evansville up I-64.

More than 300 freezers full of the vaccine left Pfizers facilities by truck Sunday morning headed to the airports.

As part of "Operation Warp Speed" the vaccines will then be shipped via next day air to select destinations. Including hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities, to vaccinate healthcare workers.

UPS and FedEx are teaming up with the federal government to deliver the first doses. Nursing home residents are expected to be among the first to receive the vaccine as well.

Kentucky's Governor saying west Kentucky could get some of the first doses. Madisonville's Baptist Health set to get vaccines by Tuesday.

Right now more than 38,000 doses are set to arrive in west Kentucky within 48 hours.

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