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Regional vaccination centers move to Phase 1C March 1

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 2:56 PM CST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) - Gov. Andy Beshear gives the latest update on the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine distribution in Kentucky.

The governor reported 530 new cases, the lowest daily count since Oct. 5.

“The trends are going in a positive direction, perhaps the most positive since the pandemic began,” said Gov. Beshear. “What that means is that we’re doing a good job. Do I think that vaccines are starting to have an impact? Certainly in the long-term care community. Hopefully we’ll see more of it in the overall state. But we’re seeing more people wearing masks, engaging in social distancing, thinking about the number of contacts they have in their day, and it is working.”

Gov. Beshear reported 13 deaths.

The governor announced that the regional vaccination centers will move to Phase 1C on March 1.

The different vaccine phases are:

  • 1A - Long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
  • 1B - Anyone age 70 or older, First responders, Kentucky K-12 school personnel, Kentucky child care workers
  • 1C - Anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk C19 risk conditions, all essential workers
  • 2 - Anyone age 40 or older
  • 3 - Anyone age 16 or older
  • 4 - Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (est. 18% of KY population)

Gov. Beshear encouraged all vaccine sites to continue prioritizing Phase 1A and 1B individuals, even as 1C appointments are made as well.

13 News Reporter Ashton Jones asked Gov. Beshear about reports of people in group 1C who had “skipped the line” and been vaccinated early. The governor responded that people can falsify age but sometimes they can purposefully dip into 1C due to the 90 percent goal to vaccinate people in need within 7 days. Watch Gov. Beshear’s answer below.

Kentucky COVID Facts 2-22-2021
Kentucky COVID Facts 2-22-2021(WBKO)

Watch below.

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