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Gov. Beshear: ‘There are half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses available in Kentucky right now’

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(WSIL) -- Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered, more than half the number the state would need to meet its 2.5 million Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge.

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“The way we defeat this virus is with vaccines, and I want to give you one statistic to show just how incredible they are," said Beshear.

To see a list of all vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

Kentuckians vaccinated (have received at least one dose): 1,622,924*

  • New cases today: 834
  • New deaths today: 17

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Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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