FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear says he's exploring the possibility of issuing an executive order that would expand eligibility for the booster shot.
Currently, only certain groups are eligible for the COVID-19 booster, including people 65 and older, those who have underlying conditions, and people who live or work in high-risk settings.
The governor pointed to a handful of states that have broadened access to boosters.
"Everybody should be able to get a booster six months after their second shot as quickly as we can," said Gov. Beshear. "I believe that that's the way we fight off the next wave and I believe that the federal government will come back around to that decision at some point."
On Monday, New York City health officials encouraged all adults who want to receive COVID-19 vaccine booster to get them.