Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Kentucky

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Kentucky

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) -Two truckloads of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Kentucky Sunday morning from a distribution facility.

This is the second vaccine to be authorized for emergency use. Pfizer’s vaccine was authorized on Dec. 11.

Gov. Andy Beshear says the state should receive 76,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine in its first shipment.

Beshear confirmed that the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic started is 242,321. This includes an additional 1,765 cases reported Sunday.

Healthcare workers and nursing homes will be the first to receive the vaccines, health officials said.

Moderna says the vaccine does not need to be stored at super cold temperatures, unlike the Pfizer vaccine.

About 20 million doses of its vaccine will be distributed to the U.S. by the end of the year, Moderna said.

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