Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to get vaccinated and boosted, and called on leaders in government, business, education and nonprofits to join him in promoting immunization.
“I am here to publicly take this shot of hope and encourage others to get this crucial protection,” Beshear said in a press release. “These vaccines are extremely safe and effective. Everyone in my family has received their vaccine and boosters when eligible.”
The new boosters are engineered to protect against the coronavirus variants that have become dominant in the U.S., and to bolster previous vaccination protection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends them for anyone who hasn’t had a vaccination in two months and meets the age limits: 12 and up for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 18 and up for the Moderna version. Unvaccinated people must get the primary series before these boosters.
For more information on the boosters, from McClatchy Newspapers, click here. To schedule an appointment for the booster, see vaccines.gov. For assistance scheduling an appointment call 855-598-2246 or text GETVAX to 438829 to receive three vaccine locations near you.