All Kentuckians 40+ Are Now Eligible for the COVID Vaccine

As of today — Monday, March 29 — all Kentuckians ages 40 or older can register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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As of today — Monday, March 29 — all Kentuckians ages 40 or older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

And, according to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, starting April 12, everyone 16 and older will be eligible for the shots(s). (Ohioans 16 and up will be eligible for the COVID vaccine on March 29.)

“We’re right at 1.25 million Kentuckians who have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That is more than 36% of our adult population, which is really exciting,” Gov. Beshear said during a press conference last Thursday. “This is the pace we want to keep up.”

Residents in Boone, Campbell, Grant or Kenton counties can sign up for a vaccine appointment at nkyhealth.org or register by phone at (859) 363-2120.

NKY Health, which has partnered with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthPoint Family Care, says vaccines will be available by appointment only for those who qualify. 

  • Walk-ins will not be permitted; the vaccine dosage is limited to those who have registered.
  • At the time of your appointment, you will need to provide a Kentucky ID to verify your residence. 
  • If someone schedules an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but they do not meet current verifications, they will not get it.
  • Those who arrive without an appointment will also not be vaccinated. '

Find a vaccine provider at govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map.

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