Kentucky, Ohio Announce Next Phases of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout


Katie Tranter

This week, both Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced plans for the next phases of their states’ COVID-19 vaccine rollouts.

Kentucky is currently in Phase 1A of the rollout, which includes vaccinations for long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and healthcare personnel. Gov. Beshear announced the subsequent phases, but did not provide a timeline for when individuals falling within those categories could expect to be vaccinated. Kentucky’s Phase 1B includes first responders, anyone age 70 and older, and K-12 school personnel. Phase 1C includes anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 and older with CDC-defined high risk conditions, and all essential workers.

Likewise, Ohio Gov. DeWine provided further details on Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout plan, but also has not given specific timeframes. Ohio is currently in Phase 1A, which is similar to Kentucky’s Phase 1A and includes healthcare workers, nursing home residents and staff, and first responders. Ohio’s Phase 1B includes those age 65 and older, individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, and school staff. Gov. DeWine stated this week that he hopes the Phase 1B rollout will begin in two weeks.

Additional details on Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout can be found here

Additional details on Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout can be found here