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Gov. Beshear: First Shipments Of Vaccine Expected Within Days

Stu Johnson

Governor Beshear says Kentucky could receive five shipments of coronavirus vaccine by the end of December.  The governor has indicated the state’s plan calls for the first shots to be administered to nursing home residents and front line caregivers.

Beshear admits there are likely to be questions about who gets vaccines when. “We will never have enough of this to do everybody who’s similarly situated at the same time.  So we’re going to have to ask for patience,” said Beshear.

During Monday’s briefing, Beshear said it appears the rate of increase in coronavirus cases is slowing.  He said he believes the latest restrictions are working.  The governor noted the plan still calls for restaurants and bars to re-open to 50% indoor dining December 14th.

The Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to meet in session in less than a month.  Governor Beshear has held almost daily coronavirus briefings since the pandemic came to Kentucky in March.   Beshear said he’s been meeting with legislative leaders.  “We’ve already started meeting on the budget and that’s been meetings with myself and legislative leaders.  Touched on other issues in that,” explained Beshear.
Beshear said he’s talked with lawmakers also about the vaccine plan.  The governor announced 1,972 new COVID-19 cases along with ten deaths.

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