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COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions. 

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) supports Governor Andy Beshear’s prioritization of health care as a basic human right and believes every Kentucky family deserves to see a doctor and receive treatment.

Recognizing that COVID-19-related deaths currently rank third among causes of death in Kentucky, KDPH is planning for the equitable distribution of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine that will advance Governor Beshear’s healthcare priority. Vaccine distribution details, including the number of doses and allocation plan, are expected to change frequently. Please visit this page for regular updates.

Vaccine Provider Guidance

Kentucky’s guidance and resources for vaccine providers.

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Healthcare Provider Guidance

Kentucky's Healthcare Guidance for Healthcare Providers, Labs and Facilites

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Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Monitoring

Updated Monday - Friday

Current as of January 27, 2021



State Program

Doses Received in KY


Doses Administered Statewide


Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Program

Doses Received by the LTCF Program


Doses Administered by the LTCF Program


Kentucky Draft COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan


COVID Vaccine Phases Update
Phase Description
1A Long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
1B First responders, anyone age 70 or older, K-12 school personnel
1C Anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk C19 risk conditions, all essential workers
2 Anyone age 40 or older.
3 Anyone age 16 or older.
4 Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (est. 18% of KY population)


Administer 90% of all vaccine received in state within 7 days of arrival.


Frontline Essential Workers
  • Healthcare Personnel
  • First Responders (Firefighters, Police)
  • Corrections
  • Education (teachers, support staff, daycare)
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • U.S. Postal service workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Grocery store workers
Other Essential Workers
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
  • Finance
  • IT & Communication
  • Energy
  • Media
  • Legal
  • Public Safety (Engineers)
  • Water & Wastewater
Per CDC, adults of any age with the following conditions are at increase risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19:
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but less than 40 kg/m2)

General COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

V-Safe Information

Vaccine Safety Monitoring

COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacture Information

Billing, Costs and Reimbursement

Weekly Reports

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Kentucky Vaccination Plan- Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Kentuckians

The two-dose COVID-19 vaccination will be an important step to helping Kentucky get back to normal. It will also help set the course for a reimagined commonwealth where Wages, Health Care, Education, Retirement, and Leading by Example are prioritized. Our goal is to help keep Kentuckians healthy, safe, working, and back in classrooms. As we await the delivery of large quantities of the vaccine, we want to continue to be transparent and share information as it becomes known.

Plans are being developed to make sure those who are most at-risk get the vaccine first. Also, plans will help make sure that vaccines are distributed in a fair, ethical and transparent way.

More vaccines will be available over the next few weeks and months. We will continue to provide updates about vaccine distribution when more vaccine doses become available.

Cost of the Vaccine

As the CDC playbook states, the expectation is that vaccine will be administered free of charge. Providers who enroll in KDPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program will receive vaccine at no cost and must agree to provide vaccine regardless of a patient’s availability to pay. Providers will have the opportunity to bill insurers for administration costs and to file a reimbursement claim to a fund set up by the Health Resources and Services Administration for vaccination of uninsured individuals.

CDC Vaccine Toolkit – For You and Your Family

The CDC has a number of COVID-19 vaccine resources to help you and your family understand the COVID-19 vaccine.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Emergency Use Authorizations

Immunization Action Coalition

Media Questions 

Information for the media 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention