An initial draft plan of how a COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in Kentucky was released by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) on Friday.
The department anticipates a shipment of a vaccine in late 2020 or early 2021 and will distribute it to local health departments and health care organizations with first access going to those most at risk including certain health care workers and first responders.
“The federal government provided a detailed plan for how states should distribute the vaccine, once all safety trials are completed, and the commonwealth’s plan closely mimics their recommendation,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Protecting the health and lives of our Kentucky families remains our top priority as we battle COVID-19 and as vaccines arrive.”
Phase two of the plan includes food service employees, transportation workers, and higher education personnel. The third phase are individuals 60 years and older, high risk children, and pregnant women. Everyone else can be vaccinated by phase four.