COVID-19 vaccine

Hopkins County Schools

  More than 969,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to long-term care workers, teachers, and additional frontline health care workers around the Ohio Valley.  But a surprising number of workers in some key sectors are hesitant or are refusing to get a shot, including some rural school staff in Kentucky, nursing facility workers in Ohio, and correctional facility employees in West Virginia.

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The Purchase District Health Department is providing a pre-registration vaccination form online for those who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the region. 

Screenshot from Gov. Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear in a Tuesday press conference on the coronavirus announced Kentucky hospitals will receive an additional $800 million to $1 billion annually to help advance the quality of care of Medicaid members and to provide a stable financial base for hospitals that plans to extend beyond the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lisa Autry

Some Kentucky teachers are rolling up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, and doing so ahead of schedule.  

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The Calloway County Health Department announced in a press release Monday 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were delivered and will be fully administered by Jan. 15. 

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At the Broadbent Arena coronavirus vaccination site, Indian Trail Elementary School nurse Bobbie Lester sat in a chair with her sleeve rolled up, and chit-chatted with another nurse who injected the coronavirus vaccine into Lester’s upper arm.

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As Tennessee widens the eligibility for who can get a COVID-19 vaccine, many health officials statewide are mostly taking people’s word that they qualify.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requests For Residents 70 And Older Now Being Accepted

Jan 5, 2021
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The Christian County Health Department on Monday began taking COVID-19 vaccine requests via an online form for residents who are 70 and older.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in a press release Wednesday announced more state leaders received COVID-19 vaccines, and praised Kentuckians for their ongoing efforts against the spread of coronavirus. 

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Some COVID-19 vaccines are already in use, but the clinical trials roll on. In fact, they’re still recruiting participants, and they’re particularly focused on signing up people of color.