Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday that two new locations will open in Northern Kentucky where people can get a COVID-19 vaccination.
The new locations are a Kroger in Boone County and a Walmart in Campbell County. Appointments begin the week of February 22nd, Beshear said.
As of February 15, 15,123 people in Northern Kentucky had received both doses of the vaccine, according to the Northern Kentucky Department of Health website.
Currently, people in Phase 1B can get a vaccine. This includes people aged 70 and over, first aiders, K-12 school staff, and child carers.
Use the Enquirer’s Vaccine Guide to find independent pharmacies, as well as clinics and other health care providers that offer the vaccine.
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Location of the COVID-19 vaccine in Boone County
People can get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at Kroger on Chesnut Drive in Walton.
Address: 635 Chestnut Drive in Walton.
To make an appointment, go to www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinned and enter Walton, KY in the search bar or call 866-211-5320.
Location of the COVID-19 vaccine in Campbell County
People can get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at Walmart on Alexandria Pike in Alexandria.
Address: 6711 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria.
To make an appointment, visit www.Walmart.com/COVIDvaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine site in Kenton County
The regional location is in the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. Appointments are available from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To make an appointment, go to www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinned and enter Covington, KY in the search bar or call 866-211-5320.
Where else can I get a vaccine?
The health department also receives vaccines that are given to residents.
Each district health department receives doses equal to 1% of the population served. Each district receives at least 100 cans per district.
The departments receive the cans on February 8th, 15th and 22nd. The second dose will arrive four weeks later, said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack, with in early February.
Visit the Department of Health’s website at https://nkyhealth.org/individual-or-family/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19-home/covid-19-vaccination/ to register for a vaccine appointment.
What are the vaccination phases?
The vaccine priority phases in Kentucky are:
- 1A – Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health workers.
- 1B – First responders, people over 70, K-12 school staff, and child carers.
- 1C – All 60+, all 16+ with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Highest Risk for C19, all essential workers.
- 2 – people over 40 years of age.
- 3 – people over 16 years of age.
- 4 – Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for that age group (an estimated 18% of the Kentucky population).
According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department website, 247 people had died of the disease in northern Kentucky as of Thursday.
While Kentucky saw a decline in coronavirus cases and the rate of positivity, health officials confirmed that four cases of the British variant in Kenton County were linked.
The variant spreads more easily and is therefore more contagious than the currently dominant virus strain.
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