COVID-19 vaccine

During Thursday’s Team Kentucky update, Governor Andy Beshear reported that 60% of all Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but infection numbers are beginning to rise again. Arlo Barnette reports.

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Kentucky’s attorney general has won a preliminary court order to block President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. The preliminary injunction was issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove. It stops the mandate from taking effect in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Ohio and Tennessee joined Kentucky's Republican attorney general, Daniel Cameron, in filing the lawsuit. The suit claims the vaccination requirement is unlawful and unconstitutional.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should get vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect fellow family and community members this Thanksgiving. Kentucky reported 3,888 new coronavirus cases and 101 virus-related deaths in the past three days. The test positivity rate is 6.56%. Some 809 Kentuckians are hospitalized, up 90 from last Monday. According to state data, 59% of the total state population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, below the national average.

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Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that all adults living or working in Kentucky are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination booster. The Democratic governor signed an executive order on Wednesday that allows those 18 years old and older to get a booster shot six months after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, or two months after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Arlo Barnette has details.


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Kentucky state officials are urging everyone to get a COVID-19 booster shot. They say the sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can go back to normal life. Wednesday morning, Governor Andy Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman hosted a booster shot clinic in the Capitol rotunda. Arlo Barnette reports.

UK HealthCare to open pediatric Covid-19 vaccine clinic

Nov 5, 2021
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UK HealthCare is opening a large-scale pediatric vaccination clinic in Lexington on Tuesday November 9th. WUKY's Arlo Barnette reports.


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After touting COVID-19 booster shots for weeks, the Governor and First Lady rolled up their sleeves to receive their third dose of the vaccine during Thursday’s Team Kentucky update. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

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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.

UK HealthCare To Require COVID Vaccine For Employees

Aug 4, 2021
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UK HealthCare announced Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccination will be required for health care providers, staff, trainees, learners and those who work in UK HealthCare facilities.

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Fayette County Public Schools, the health department, and other organizations are partnering for a COVID-19 vaccination initiative leading up to the 2021-22 school year.