PADUCAH — Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is now available to kids and teens ages 12 and up. And in Kentucky, teens are getting their shots.
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"Today’s guidance from the CDC is great news for vaccinated Kentuckians. The commonwealth will immediately follow this guidance," Gov. Andy Beshear said in a social media post Thursday.
After an advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday endorsed use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids as young as 12, Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee leaders want you to know their respective states are ready to administer doses to that age group, with pa…
The Kentucky Department for Public Health announced nine deaths newly reported by health departments, as well as one death uncovered through the state's ongoing audit of death certificates listing COVID-19 as the cause of death.
As of Tuesday, Ballard and Christian counties are among the counties with the lowest vaccination rates in Kentucky. So far, 19% of Ballard County residents and 17% of Christian County residents have been vaccinated.
"We are ready for the virus to be gone, and if vaccinating is the answer, then by all means we would be willing to help in whatever way needed," a local superintendent says.
Additionally, the administration is ramping up vaccination sites with new partnerships with the nation's community colleges, providing on-site vaccination clinics.
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12 to 15.
Speaking during a briefing on COVID-19 Monday afternoon, Beshear asks businesses affected by these loosening restrictions to "be reasonable," warning that, for some, "just because you can, doesn't mean you should."
The U.S. Treasury Department announced the allotment Monday. The Treasury Department is distributing $350 billion to state and local governments across the country as part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that became law in March.
The promotion, which is open to adults 18 and older, is going on through May 21 or while supplies last.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be updating its guidance almost in real time, as more Americans get vaccinated, said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Ten of the deaths were newly reported to the state by health departments, and one was uncovered through the state's ongoing audit of death certificates listing COVID-19 as the cause of death.
PADUCAH — Baptist Health Paducah says the first-dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic set for May 17 with be the hospital's last.
Pfizer/BioNTech has started its application for full FDA approval of its COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older. This is the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. to be assessed for full FDA approval.
A provisional report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the “natural decrease” was the first for a complete year in 110 years.
A local health department is trying to increase the number of people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in the region.
Beshear also said that, starting immediately, businesses that include small groups of fully vaccinated people, such as office settings, can gather indoors without masks. This is also the case for private gatherings, Beshear said.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois is on track to move into phase 5 of the state's reopening plan by June 11. That means all sectors of the economy will be able to reopen. Phase 5 also allows large gatherings of all sizes to resume, meaning conventions, festivals and other major events can be held.
The ruling from Judge Dabney Friedrich says the Public Health Service Act does not give CDC the legal authority to impose the eviction moratorium, which was first issued last year.
All Missouri state workers will return to their offices for in-person work no later than Monday, May 17. He also says all state buildings will be open and accessible to the public during normal business hours by this time.
President Joe Biden set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the “doubters” and those unmotivated to get inoculated.
To meet this goal, Biden will direct tens of thousands of pharmacies participating in the federal pharmacy program to offer walk-in appointments and redirect Federal Emergency Management Agency resources to support more pop-up clinics, smaller community vaccination sites and more mobile clinics, the officials said.
The change away from a strict by-population allocation comes as demand for the coronavirus vaccines have dropped nationwide, with some states turning down part or all of their weekly dose allotments.
Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15.
FRANKFORT, KY — Gov. Andy Beshear reported 313 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional virus-related deaths in Kentucky Monday.
Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 hit another milestone: 100 million.
Thursday was a busy day at the Julian Carroll Convention Center in Paducah. More than 100 people lined up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
PADUCAH — When will senior centers forced to close because of the pandemic reopen? It's not exactly clear, but seniors getting the COVID-19 vaccine are a big step moving forward.
As the number of vaccinated people increases and COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated people loosen, state and local economies are expected to improve.