Forward Kentucky: 1/26 update — More vaccine coming; U.K. variant found in Ky

The federal government will be increasing Kentucky’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines by 17 percent, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday. He had asked the new Biden administration to allocate more doses to the state.

“That is a great start, especially for an administration just six days in,” Beshear said in a YouTube video after his scheduled news briefing was postponed to Wednesday.

Written by Melissa Patrick of Kentucky Health News

He also announced that federal officials will now inform states three weeks in advance about the amount of vaccine they can expect, “guaranteeing a minimum amount of supply for three straight weeks. One of the tough things that we’ve been dealing with is only knowing on a Tuesday what we would have the next week and not knowing what we were having weeks after.”

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