On Thursday during his weekly Team Kentucky update, Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear received their COVID-19 vaccination boosters.
The Governor said with booster doses for all three COVID-19 vaccines approved, eligible Kentucky adults need to receive one. He said the state is seeing hospitalizations among vaccinated people going up month after month, which suggests waning immunity.
“We believe the boosters will give us a level of immunity we probably had early, following vaccination, when our cases and trends were much lower,” said Gov. Beshear. “I encourage all eligible Kentucky adults to get a booster.”
The Governor said if Kentucky adults are over 65, have significant underlying conditions or are exposed to many people through their work, they should get a vaccination booster. To learn more, click here.
During the week ending Oct. 31, the average COVID-19 test positivity rate decreased to 4.98% and the total number of cases reported decreased to 8,603.
From March 1 to Nov. 3, 84.1% of COVID-19 cases, 84.2% of COVID-19 hospitalizations and 85% of COVID-19 deaths have been among partially vaccinated or unvaccinated Kentuckians.