Vaccinating 3K a day ‘easily doable’ at NKY site in the future, Beshear says

Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 2:20 PM EST
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COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - Gov. Andy Beshear thinks sometime in the future thousands of people could be vaccinated every day at the mass vaccination site in Northern Kentucky.

The governor visited the Covington Convention Center Friday to get an inside look at how operations are going.

Gov. Beshear said he thinks a day is coming where as many as 3,000 people could be vaccinated every day at the NKY site.

Currently, the governor said around 600 vaccines are being administered per day.

So, once supplies ramp up, he says getting thousands of people vaccinated a day is “easily doable.”

Gov. Beshear also said Friday he hopes to expand vaccine eligibility in the coming weeks.

Kentucky is currently in Phase 1B of its vaccine rollout.

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This phase allows anyone 70 and older to get the vaccine. First responders, K-12 personnel, those in long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and health care personnel are also eligible for the vaccine.

On Friday, Kentucky reported 1,993 new cases of the virus.

Both Boone and Kenton County reported at least 80 additional cases.

With 28 more COVID-19 deaths, a total of 4,401 Kentuckians have died from the virus.

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