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More than 150 Kentucky vaccination sites opening up next week

Susan Riddell
Kentuckians will have more access to COVID-19 vaccinations soon as the state adds multiple vaccine distribution centers across the state beginning next week.

Among those new sites are six new regional vaccination locations with vaccines also available at mobile clinics, 10 Kroger stores, 15 Walmart stores and 125 pharmacies, including Walgreens and Good Neighbor independent pharmacies.

Local health departments still will administer vaccination programs.

“We are efficient. We have built a system that can administer more vaccinations than we are currently getting,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “These new sites are a big deal. They are going to move us forward and build out what we need so when supply increases, we are ready to get it out even more quickly to communities throughout the state.”

Kentuckians can visit the state's COVID-19 site or to learn more about signing up for appointments at locations across the state. Appointments are required to receive the vaccine.

Six new regional COVID-19 vaccine sites
The new regional sites are in Adair, Carter, Franklin, Henderson, Lawrence and Union counties. More details are available here. Learn more about signing for appointments at all regional vaccination sites here.

Kroger stores offering COVID-19 vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Kroger store sites hereSign up for Kroger store vaccine appointments here.

Walmart stores offering COVID-19 vaccines
Kentuckians can see a full list of Walmart sites hereSchedule here for Walmart store appointments beginning Feb. 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST.

Transportation assistance on the way for those in need

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership (BGCAP) announced its BGCAP Transit service will immediately begin offering free transportation to and from two regional COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Residents within the BGCAP 11-county service territory are eligible to reserve an appointment for round-trip transportation from their home to either the Kentucky Horse Park or Ephraim McDowell Hospital. Those 11 counties are: Anderson, Boyle, Casey, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott, Washington and Woodford.

To reserve a ride, residents should call BGCAP Transit at 800-456-6588 at least 24 hours in advance of their vaccination appointment time. All BGCAP Transit vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Face masks are required at all times while riding on any BGCAP Transit vehicle.


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