Registration available online, by phone now for priority categories
COVINGTON, Ky. – A new COVID-19 regional vaccination site is opening in Covington, and registration began this evening, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced.
People who fall into high-priority categories (see below) can sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at Rivercenter Boulevard and Madison Avenue at a site operated in partnership with Kroger Co.
Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, starting next week, and appointments can only be made seven days in advance in one of three ways:
· Calling (866) 211-5320.
“There’s going to be a lot of vaccine coming there but it’s still very limited when based on the number of people who want to get vaccinated,” Beshear said.
Covington Assistant City Manager Bruce Applegate urged residents not to dawdle.
“I encourage all Covington residents who are eligible at the current time to get the vaccine to sign up immediately. As the governor said, supplies are limited,” Applegate said.
Those who are eligible are people who fall in Category 1A (long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health-care personnel) and Category 1B (First Responders, anyone age 70 or older, or K-12 school personnel) of the state’s vaccination schedule.
Added Applegate: “This is a way to not only protect yourself but also to help the entire community. Mass vaccinations are the only way that we will be able to completely reopen all of our fantastic restaurants and small businesses here, not to mention our schools and other workplaces, and get back to enjoying the activities we all enjoy.”
Kentucky reported 2,500 new cases of COVID-19 today and 58 additional virus-related deaths, the second-deadliest day of the pandemic.
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