Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians to get vaccinated or boosted at his Thursday news conference: “The number one thing you can do to protect yourself — and folks, you do need to protect yourself — is to get vaccinated.”
In particular, Beshear urged those 65 and older to make sure they are fully vaccinated and boosted. He noted that while 97% of this age group has had at least one dose of a vaccine and 86% of them are fully vaccinated, only 60% are boosted. Research indicates a booster is needed for protection against the latest variant.
“Waning immunity is a real thing,” Beshear said. “The current Covid variant can cause significant harm, especially if you are over 65. So my message today is Kentuckians over 65, if you’re not boosted, go get it as quickly as you can. If you’re eligible for your second booster, go get it as quickly as you can.”