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Ky. governor makes case for COVID-19 booster shots

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Gov. Andy Beshear says more Kentuckians already vaccinated against COVID-19 are contracting the virus and ending up in hospitals. He said Monday that shows the importance of getting the booster dose. The unvaccinated still represent the overwhelming majority of new virus-related cases and hospitalizations. But Beshear says the number of vaccinated people in those categories has risen steadily. He says that indicates their eventual “waning immunity” and the need for a booster shot. In May, 5% of new coronavirus cases in Kentucky were among fully vaccinated people. By October, he says that rate had grown to 20% to 25%.

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