Beshear: First vaccine shipment will arrive in coming week

Posted at 5:50 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 17:50:53-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that, with the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, Kentucky’s first shipment is expected to arrive early in the coming week.

The governor urged Kentuckians to continue wearing masks, washing their hands, social distancing and keeping gatherings small to keep each other safe while the vaccine begins to be distributed.

“Late yesterday, the FDA approved Pfizer’s vaccine for COVID-19. That’s great news, but it will still be some time before everyone can get vaccinated and we have to stay vigilant until that time,” said Gov. Beshear.

Beshear said the vaccine will be distributed to the state's most vulnerable people first, including those in long-term care facilities and health care workers.

"Please keep doing what you know is right: wear your mask, keep your distance from others and don’t have large gatherings," Beshear said. "Together we can defeat this virus.”