Gov. Andy Beshear, top government leaders get COVID-19 vaccine

On Tuesday, Kentucky’s government leaders including Governor Andy Beshear, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Senate President Robert Stivers, and Speaker of the House David Osborne received the coronavirus vaccination during a press conference.

“Today, I am pleased that we see every branch of government and the leadership coming together to do the right thing and to set the right example for the people of Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear.

One week after vaccines started to be distributed to health care workers and long-term care facilities in Kentucky, as of Tuesday morning, 7,000 Kentuckians have been vaccinated.

Other state leaders receiving the vaccine during the press conference included First Lady Britainy Beshear, Executive Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, and Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Steven Stack.

Yesterday, Dr. Stack said the director of the CDC “urged all governors to get vaccinated publicly to demonstrate to the public their confidence in the vaccine, their confidence in the safety of the vaccines, their confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccines.”

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