Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2020-10-16 21:47:39 –
Frankfort, Kentucky (LEX 18) — On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) announced the first comprehensive draft plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to local health departments and healthcare organizations.
Initial shipments of the vaccine will be delivered to Kentucky from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Defense in late 2020 or early 2021.
“The federal government has provided detailed plans on how the state will distribute vaccines after all safety trials have been completed, and the federal plan closely mimics their recommendations,” said Governor Andy Beshear. Said. “Protecting the health and life of Kentucky families remains our number one priority when we fight COVID-19 and vaccines arrive.”
Dr. Stephen Stack, Commissioner of KDPH, said: “This plan addresses immunization of these essential workers in all counties throughout the federation.”
The published plan submitted to the CDC today is posted on kycovid19.ky.gov. Mentions vaccine management and tracking. Supply management; community education and involvement. Contact management; analytics and reporting and organizational support.
“Vaccine supply is initially limited,” said Dr. Stack. “This is the reason for the phased distribution approach. As the supply of vaccines increases, it is expected to be accessible to all Kentucky citizens,” he said, taking more than a year to distribute the vaccine to 4.4 million residents. He added that there is a possibility.
“For months I had to remind the people of Kentucky that there was no cure for COVID-19 and no vaccine. I reached this point and soon the vaccine was available and I want to take it. We are pleased to be in a position to provide vaccines to all of our federal residents, “says Dr. Stack. ..
“The COVID-19 vaccine is essential to help Kentucky’s economy fully resume and return to what it feels” normal. ” Education in traditional classrooms, full-capacity business operations, social activities, etc. It is important not only to immunize against COVID-19, but also to obtain and keep up to date with all recommended vaccines. “
Kentucky citizens are required to continue practicing at least 6 feet of social distance. Signal support for practice that can save lives by wearing a mask. Practice hand hygiene.
Federal authorities will review the federal plan and provide the necessary feedback. The final plan will be posted on kycovid19.ky.gov.