Louisville mass vaccination site following KY guidance in expanding Phase 1C eligibility Share Updated: 5:55 PM EST Mar 12, 2021 WLKY Digital Team Share Updated: 5:55 PM EST Mar 12, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript AS WLKY’S MUNASHE KWANGWARI EXPLAINS NOW EVEN MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO GET THE VACCINE. MUNASHE: STARTING HERE, THEY ARE EXPANDING THE ELIGIBLE GROUP ADDING ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND PEOPLE WITH QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS. HEALTH OFFICIALS AT THE LOUVAX MASS VACCINATION SITE SAY THE PHASE 1 ROLLOUT PLAN IS GOING WELL. >> AS OF TODAY, EVERYONE CURRENTLY ON THE NORTON WAITLIST HAS BEEN OFFERED EITHER HERE AT LOUVAX OR AT A NORTON FACILITY.> >> AND NOW EVEN MORE PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO GET THE VACCINE. >> YESTERDAY, GOVERNOR BESHEAR AND DR. STACK ANNOUNCED THAT SITES SHOULD BEGIN EXPANDING TO ALL OF THE PHASE ONE POPULATION. >> DR. SARABETH HARTLAGE SAYS SHE EXPECTS ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES AND PEOPLE AGE 16 AND UP WITH QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS TO START GETTING VACCINES AT BROADBENT ARENA IN APRIL. >> THEY ARE ON THE SCHEDULE BUT MAYBE HAVE NOT HAD THEIR VACCINATIONS YET. EVEN SO, WE’RE HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN FINISH THE LIONSHARE OF THAT 60+ GROUP BY THE END OF MARCH.> >> THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED THE CRITERIA FOR UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE. DR. HARTLAGE SAYS IF YOU’RE IN THAT GROUP YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTATION FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN OR YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TO PROVE YOUR ELIGIBILITY. >> YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A SELF ATTESTATION, WHICH IS TO SAY, IT MAY ASK YOU TO CLICK A BUTTON SAYING YES I QUALIFY, BUT THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO CALL YOUR DOCTOR. >> AND ESSENTIAL EMPLOYERS HAVE THE OPTION OF SIGNING UP THEIR EMPLOYEES AT THE SAME TIME TO ENSURE THEY ALL RECEIVE DOSES. >> THERE IS NOW A FORM ON OUR WEBSITE THAT YOUR HR OR SENIOR MANAGER CAN FILL OUT A
access -- less access to health care and other challenges. so that's going to be the ground game. this is going to be hard work getting that group. i think we can get them but it's going to take a lot of work. >> it takes a lottery for some of them. >> right. where are we on boosters? because there was that "new york times" reporting earlier this where are we on boosters? people that have been infected naturally or had the vaccine won't need a booster. it may last a long time in the bone marrow. but then there is also the question of if you do need a booster if, i got a pfizer vaccine, can i get a moderna booster. do we know zbyet? >> i'll tell you what i do know. i'm personally very skeptical that anybody's going to need a booster from a vaccine this year. my sense is all the data, everything we know about these vaccines is that they do provide a durable level of immunity. forever? probably not. many of us may need one next year.