LOUISVILLE, Ky (WEHT) – A push to expand vaccination eligibility is gaining traction with an online petition.
Parents of a Kentucky preschooler have created a petition on Change.org to urge Governor Andy Beshear to expand Phase 1b to include all educators, not just K-12 teachers. The petition has garnered more than 6,400 signatures so far.
They say preschool teachers are just as essential as their fellow educators, providing the same services and care as K-12 teachers and giving parents free time to work.
CDC guidelines also recommend that child care workers be vaccinated along with K-12 educators and frontline essential workers. Kentucky is one of five states to put child care workers in a lower priority group than K-12 teachers.
(This story was originally published on February 15, 2021)