All Kentuckians 16 years old and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says all Kentuckians 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The governor says the Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 16 years old and older, with the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for individuals 18 years old and older.

“Beginning today, Kentuckians as young as 16 can sign up for their shot of hope,” said Beshear. “This means Kentucky has beaten by a full month President Joe Biden’s goal and timeline for all Americans 16 and up being able to get the vaccine. These vaccines are our ticket out of this pandemic. They are not only safe; they are saving lives.”

Beshear also said more than 1.438 million Kentuckians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose so far.

There are five vaccination locations that will have many open appointments over the next week:

To see a list of all vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit

Case Information – Monday, April 5
As of 4 p.m. Monday, April 5, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases today: 110
  • New deaths today: 4
  • New audit deaths: 4
  • Positivity rate: 2.9%
  • Total deaths: 6,171
  • Currently hospitalized: 353
  • Currently in ICU: 97
  • Currently on ventilator: 46

Case Information – Sunday, April 4
On Sunday, April 4, Kentucky’s COVID-19 report included:

  • New cases: 299
  • New deaths: 5
  • New audit deaths: 9
  • Positivity rate: 2.89%
  • Total deaths: 6,163
  • Currently hospitalized: 355
  • Currently in ICU: 95
  • Currently on ventilator: 47

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