COVID-19 vaccine

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Kentucky expects to receive about 115,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in two shipments beginning in December.

It may only be weeks until a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in the U.S. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration to grant an emergency use authorization for their vaccine a week ago, and Moderna is expected to follow suit in coming days.

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Tennessee’s health chief said Tuesday that the state is expecting to receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine around Dec. 15.

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Elected officials and health leaders in McCracken County held a virtual conference Thursday urging communities to take the pandemic seriously amid rising coronavirus cases and increased demand on hospital resources as the holiday season approaches.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in his Monday press conference on the coronavirus highlighted good news about a potential vaccine saying data on a Pfizer vaccine, that the company says may be 90% effective against COVID-19, is preliminary but could be a “game changer.”  

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Euphoria broke out Monday on Wall Street after promising news of a vaccine trial provided a major dose of hope for the global economy.

The powerful rally was sparked after Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said the experimental COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective.

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As Illinois battles a resurgence of the coronavirus, the governor is laying groundwork for distributing a vaccine when it becomes available.

Tennessee Releases Vaccine Distribution Plan

Oct 22, 2020
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Tennessee’s Department of Health has revealed its plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. 

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Kentucky set a record for COVID-19 positive tests on a Monday for the second week in a row. 

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This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot. Other parts of this series published thus far include a Q&A with the 42nd Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge candidates, voter guide for state legislative races, and a report on the proposed constitutional amendment for judicial reform. 

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