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When Can I Get Vaccinated?

Find out which phase of the vaccination campaign you fall in.
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Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

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Vaccine Provider Guidance

Kentucky’s guidance and resources for vaccine providers.

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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.

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Monitoring

Current as of March 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Program-to-Date Performance

COVID-19 Vaccination Program-to-Date Performace
  Total First Dose Allocated to KY
*Updated on Tuesday for receipt of weekly Federal Allocation
Total Number of Unique Persons Vaccinated in KY
*Updated Daily
State Program 769,645 705,332
LTCF Program 76,050 83,007
Federal Direct Program  Direct Federal Allocation 24,713
Federal Pharmacy ProgramDirect Federal Allocation17,790
Total 845,695 830,842

Unique Persons Vaccinated and Weekly Percent Vaccine Allocation Utilization (Tues-Mon)

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Unique Persons Vaccinated and Weekly Percent Vaccine Allocation Utilization (Tues-Mon)
Week# Week Beginning New Persons Vaccinated 1st Dose Allocation 7 Day % Utilization
1 Dec 15 10,213 38,025 27%
2 Dec 22 26,962 104,000 26%
3 Dec 29 37,616 60,625 62%
4 Jan 5 63,871 53,700 119%
5 Jan 12 76,721 53,800 143%
6 Jan 19 82,578 56,175 147%
7 Jan 26 74,794 56,175 133%
8 Feb 2 79,777 64,975 123%
9 Feb 9 70,627 68,475 103%
10 Feb 16 41,835 6,825 613%
11Feb 23112,428152,71073.6%
12Mar 2110,917130,21085.2%
Total 788,339 845,695 93.2%

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  Anyone age 70 or older,  First responders, Kentucky K-12 school personnel, Kentucky child care workers
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
  • Clergy
Per CDC, adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased 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)
  • Severe Obesity (body mass index [BMI] equal to or greater than 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups

Weekly Reports

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Feb 5, 2021 - View Report -  View Slides

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions 

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is providing hardship assistance for persons who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 100 miles outside the Kentucky border and it is not possible to return to that location for substantial reasons largely outside their control. Persons who received a first dose at a Kentucky regional or local site must return to the provider/site who administered their first dose.

Assistance is requested by completing the “COVID-19 Vaccine Unsupported Second Dose Assistance” form at COVID-19 Unsupported Second Dose Assistance Survey. Applicants are required to upload a picture of their photo ID and COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. General public inquiries and questions may contact the Vaccine Management Call Center at (855) 598-2246.

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