With the U.S. pause of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine stretched into a second week, authorities are weighing whether to resume the shots the way European regulators decided to -- with warnings of a “very rare” risk.
The outbreak of coronavirus in the United States and around the world has many in the Local 6 area worried about their health and safety.
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Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky's cases and positivity rate appear to be plateauing, but warned that the state will likely see another spike in cases if too few people get vaccinated.
Confronted with rare cases of blood clots potentially linked to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. health officials faced a delicate task: how to suspend distribution of the shots without setting off alarm about their safety.
"As we can see from today’s case numbers, this virus isn’t going away on its own. We have to come together to stop it," Gov. Andy Beshear said in a news release.
The Purchase District Health Department will have walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in Paducah April 22 and April 29.
The Southern Seven Health Department has a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic aimed at parents who would like to get their 16 and 17-year old children vaccinated.
The governor says the state's cases seem to be plateauing, saying "it’s more important than ever for us to make sure our vaccination numbers are rising consistently."
A regional health department system that serves several counties in the Local 6 area is offering a mobile COVID-19 vaccine tour starting Tuesday, April 27.
The European Union’s drug regulatory agency said Tuesday that it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and recommended a warning be added to the label.
The line outside the West Kentucky Career Center was steady Monday morning. People from all walks of life came by looking for some hope they couldn't get over the phone or online. Now, a report released by the state shows just how badly COVID-19 has affected our region.
Every adult in the U.S. is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show how well the vaccine rollout is going in each state.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss recommendations for the J&J vaccine.
Students are putting up flyers with "Vaccunese Contra El COVID" typed in large font. It translates to COVID-19 vaccination. Each flyer says COVID-19 vaccinations do not require a social security number or identification, they are free, and those 18 years and older are eligible.
FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky had 714 new COVID-19 cases Friday, as well as 15 additional virus-related deaths.
Called Stronger Together, the campaign will begin next month and will provide vaccination information through radio, TV, print and social media messages.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession.
Local health care leaders and journalists are coming together via a webinar to share tools and ideas for increasing vaccine uptake among specific populations in Kentucky, including Black, rural, and Spanish-speaking communities.
The recent federal COVID-19 relief package includes funding to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died from COIVD-19. Local funeral homes are helping people apply for that funding.
The deaths include 14 reported to the state by health departments and 10 discovered through the state's ongoing audit of death certificates listing COVID-19 as the cause of death.
The Marion VA Health Care System and the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team have canceled the vaccine event scheduled for Saturday, April 17.
Marshall County Health Director Billy Pitts said it is likely that more people will become hesitant about vaccines. "That is definitely going to create a ripple effect. I think anyone would be naive to think that it wouldn't, especially for those who are on the fence," said Pitts.
Gov. Andy Beshear has said he believes the state can reach the 2.5 million vaccination goal in four to six weeks. Purchase District Health Department Director Kent Koster said he thinks it will look more like eight to 10 weeks, because of vaccine hesitancy.
All four of our Local 6 states are pausing the use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
No plans have been announced, but the framework is already in place to allow vaccine providers to shift vaccine availability in west Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear cautioned that cases and positivity rates in Kentucky are continuing to more or less plateau. He said Kentuckians should be wary, and get vaccinated and take precautions to prevent an increase in cases.
"I just decided (at) that point, I was just going to get dressed as if I was going to church so I would not get in the habit of just slouching around," Wimberly said.
With more of you are rolling up your sleeves to get your COVID-19 vaccine — you may be experiencing symptoms. A local doctors explains why.
COVID-19 capacity restrictions are now loosening and people are getting ready for a safe and eventful summer, including Paducah city leaders.
Sen. Mitch McConnell made a stop in Paducah on Wednesday to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine. He also talked about other national issues like Georgia's controversial voting law and Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan.