Beginning Monday, April 5, everyone over age 16 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday and said the state is on track to meet President Biden’s goal of 200 million shots by his 100th day in office.
“This is a good day, it means that we will beat the President’s request by a month to have it opened up to everyone,” Beshear said.
He reported 815 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, which is higher than last Wednesday’s case count. For the last 11 weeks the state has seen a decline in cases, but Beshear said it’s not clear if cases will continue to decline this week.
“COVID report suggests it’s going to be real close this week in whether or not we have our 12th week of declining cases or we start to see a plateau.”