LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to the public, there are many questions about when and how certain groups will be able to get their vaccine.
Below, we have listed each state's plan and where the state currently is within that plan. If there are differences on a county-by-county basis, those will be included as well.
If you still have questions, feel free to send us a text at 502-582-7290.
Am I eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
You can find out your current eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine on the state's vaccine website at this link. If you need help with that tool or don't have internet access, you can call 855-598-2246.
Anyone 18 years and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. (Updated 4/7)
Hoosiers age 16 and older are now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment. Visit the Indiana COVID-19 vaccine website for the latest updates on eligibility. (Updated 3/31)
Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Just because you're eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine does not mean you will be able to get an appointment right away. Vaccine supplies are limited and appointments have been filling fast.
The list below shows the providers that are currently offering the vaccine. If your provider does not provide a waitlist, continue to check back on their website each day for new appointments.
You can use the CDC Vaccine Finder tool to find a location near you. It may not show all available locations.
The state has a website and hotline to help Kentuckians determine when they are eligible to receive the vaccine and where to get it. The hotline will be open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST. Monday-Friday.
- TTY 855-326-4654 (for hearing impaired only)
Kroger Regional Sites
(Updated 3/15) To register with Kroger, visit Kroger.com/CovidVaccine or call 866-211-5320. An appointment is required to get the vaccine.
Current regional sites as of 2/8/21:
- Alltech Arena in Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington
- Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Covington.
- Greenwood Mall (former Sears building), Bowling Green
- Frankfort Clinic, Frankfort
Some Kroger pharmacies are also offering the COVID vaccine. Appointments can be scheduled through the link above. (Note: Kentucky residents cannot currently get their vaccine at an Indiana Kroger location, even if locations appear available on the scheduling tool.)
Cardinal Stadium will serve as the state's largest vaccination site starting Apr. 8. UofL Health plans to open 24,000 appointments. It'll be the state's largest partner in vaccine distribution.
Walgreens, Good Neighbor independent pharmacies
COVID-19 vaccines will be offered at select Walgreens branches and Good Neighbor independent pharmacies aimed at serving vulnerable Kentuckians.
Individuals can sign up for Walgreens appointments here. Kentuckians will need to create a Walgreens account for scheduling opportunities.
Visit the CVS website to make an appointment at a pharmacy offering appointments. Call 800-746-7287 for assistance.
Other Regional Sites
Murray State University CFSB Center - Kentuckians in this region can visit callowayhealth.org or call 270-753-3381 to sign up for appointments. Appointments are currently available on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. The address is 1401 State Route 121 North, Murray.
TJ Regional Health, T.J. Health Pavilion - Kentuckians in this region will be able to sign up at tjregionalhealth.org or by calling 270-659-1010 once dates and hours are determined. The address is 301 North L Rogers Blvd, Glasgow.
Get information on scheduling an appointment at a regional vaccination site here.
Jefferson County (Louisville)
Click the name of the healthcare provider to be taken to their website to register:
The Broadbent Arena mass vaccination site is focused on targeting groups and is working with healthcare providers to set up appointments. Appointments cannot be made directly with LouVax.
Locations like Family Health Centers and the Park DuValle Community Health Center will directly contact eligible patients to set up vaccination appointments.
Robley Rex VA Medical Center
Veterans of any age are eligible to get their vaccination at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Under the Save Lives Act, caregivers and spouses of anyone who has served in the military can also receive their vaccine at Robley Rex.
The center is working on reaching out to as many vets as possible, but people who are interested can call the vaccine call center at 502-287-4426 to request an appointment.
Whitney M. Young Elementary School
West Louisville residents can begin scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine at Whitney M. Young Elementary School on W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. The site will be open Wednesday through Sunday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
West Louisville residents are asked to sign up for the site through Norton Healthcare.
For updates on the current status of vaccine distribution in Jefferson County, you can sign up through the Louisville Metro website.
Available appointments will be listed on the Oldham County Health Department's website. If you don’t have internet access and need to call to make an appointment, you can call (502) 222-3516.
If there are no appointments available, the health department said new appointments will open each Friday at 1 p.m.
The Bullitt County Health Department posts available vaccination appointments on its website. Appointments can be made online.
The City of Lexington has launched a new website to provide the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more here.
Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble County (North Central District Health Department)
(Updated 4/7) The North Central District Health Department covers Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble County. The health department hosts vaccination clinics for residents in these counties.
Visit the NCDHD website or call 502-390-2600 for more information on available appointments.
Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington County (Lincoln Trail District Health Department)
(Updated 4/7) The Lincoln Trail Health Department said it has opened vaccination appointments for people 18 years old and older for its vaccination clinics.
Click here to see when clinics will be held and make an appointment online. If you are unable to make an appointment online or do not have internet access, call 270-769-1601. (Do not use that number for general questions or other inquiries.)
Indiana has a central search system for Hoosiers to find their closest vaccine location. To make an appointment, anyone can call the state's 211 telephone assistance service or follow these steps to register online:
- Go to ourshot.in.gov.
- Click on the link in the red box near the top of the page that says "Click here to find a vaccination site."
- Select the county you live in.
- Select a vaccine clinic available in your county.
- Select the blue link that says "Click here to register."
- Select the group you belong to and enter your date of birth.
- Certify that your age
- Click "Schedule an appointment."