State launching drive through vaccination centers and seeks to have all teachers with first dose of vaccine February 1

Kentucky will see drive through vaccination centers at Kroger locations across the state beginning next month.

At his press briefing Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on Kentucky’s vaccination efforts and stated all K-12 teachers who have agreed to receive the vaccine should have their first of two doses by February 1. He also announced the state is partnering with Kroger to have drive through vaccination locations in different areas across the state which will also begin February 1.

Once the drive through centers are launched, anyone in the any bracket through 1C of the vaccination plan will be able to receive the vaccine at those locations (find details of the vaccine schedule here). Beshear has appointed Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray to oversee the new vaccine effort.

Gray said Thursday the state will have a website where Kentuckians can go to find locations, find out when they are eligible to receive the vaccine, and schedule appointments.

Dr. Steven Stack said Kentuckians who are healthy and under 60 will likely need to wait until the summer before they are eligible.

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