EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the federal government would increase each state's weekly supply of vaccines by 1.4 million doses. Rather, the White House announced that the federal government would increase the states, tribes and territories' overall weekly supply of vaccines by 1.4 million doses per week. The error has been corrected. (January 28, 2021)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — State records as of Tuesday show Kentucky has administered more than half of the COVID-19 vaccine doses it has received so far.
Of 466,700 allocated doses, Kentucky has given out 319,608 doses, or approximately 68%, according to state data.
Tuesday the White House announced that the federal government would increase the states, tribes and territories' overall weekly supply of vaccines by 1.4 million doses per week.
"Our only limitation as we stand here today is supply from the federal government," Governor Andy Beshear said last week at a mass vaccination site in Louisville.
The latest CDC data showed Kentucky was ranked 28th out of U.S. states and territories for the number of doses administered per 100,000 people, at 6,988.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services cited a CNN report earlier this month that said Kentucky was one of only nine states that had administered more than half of the doses received.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer acknowledged this week that the process will take time.
"I do not want to minimize at all, the frustration that's out there, especially amongst the 70 plus crowd ... where they're just now waiting and waiting and waiting and they're having to do that because we don't know how much supply is going to come along," he said in a video shared on his Facebook page.
Gov. Beshear's office said he would give details Thursday on Kroger drive-thru vaccination sites opening in February.