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Beshear urges younger adults to pick up vaccination pace

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has surpassed another COVID-19 vaccination milestone. But he said Monday the pace needs to pick up among younger adults to defeat the coronavirus. Beshear says more than half of Kentuckians who are 18 and older have received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. About three-fourths of Kentuckians 70 and older have been vaccinated. But he says the vaccination rate drops off considerably among people in the 20-49 age groups. Beshear says the state still has about 400,000 doses available even before getting its next shipment of vaccine.

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