BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear visited Greewood Mall Friday not only to tour the facility, but to provide updates on vaccinations in Kentucky. His message was one of optimism, as he's proud of the work that is being done and looks forward to continuing to vaccinate Kentuckians.

“I want to thank Kroger for their continued support throughout this pandemic to assist and protect Kentuckians throughout our state,” Beshear said. “The COVID-19 vaccines are a medical miracle. The regional vaccination sites are just the latest example of how Kroger has stepped up, along with local officials and leaders in Western Kentucky, to make sure we get through this together.”

The Kroger regional site in Bowling Green helped more then 2,300 Kentuckians get vaccinated and Beshear expects to move on to the 1C group — which includes essential workers and all adults with high-risk conditions — in March.

"We believe in most areas in the state that we will certainly be to 1C by the beginning of March if not potentially before then," Beshear said.

Appointments can be made online here. The Bowling Green site operates every Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. central time.