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COVID-19 Vaccine

All Kentucky residents 6 months old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. All COVID-19 vaccines are free to Kentuckians. Enrollees 5 and older can qualify to earn rewards for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Young woman receives a vaccine from a healthcare professional at a drive-thru clinic

COVID-19 vaccine overview

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccine(s):

  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for people 18 years of age and older (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine, for people 16 and older (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)

According to the FDA, “the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product.”

The FDA has granted has granted emergency use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccines:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, for people between the ages of 6 months and 15 (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed, for people 5 and older; 3 doses for children younger than 5)
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for children between 6 months old and 5 (2 doses)
  • The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for people 18 years old and older (1 dose needed)

Vaccination for children younger than 5

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses children younger than 5 need depends on the type of vaccine the child receives.

  • Pfizer vaccine: 3-shot regimen, with the first two shots given between 3 and 8 weeks apart and the last shot given at least 2 months later
  • Moderna vaccine: 2-shot regimen given between 4 and 8 weeks apart

According to the FDA, caregivers should feel comfortable getting either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for a child.

COVID-19 booster overview

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), everyone 5 years and older should get a COVID-19 booster dose about 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series1.

  • People 5 and older are eligible to get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster
  • People 18 and older are eligible to get a [Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster dose

The CDC recommends a second booster of either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster for:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

Check out this guide from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, when to get the vaccine, and when to get a booster depending on your age, PDF

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 booster dose

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has made available an online list of locations where the COVID-19 vaccine is available in Kentucky, opens in new window.

This online list also includes information about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine at several retail locations (e.g., Kroger, Walgreens, and Walmart).

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services also makes available a list of transportation services providers, PDF opens in new window available to help you get to and from a COVID-19 vaccine visit.

It also set up a COVID-19 hotline at 800-722-5725.

Get a COVID-19 vaccine and earn $40 in rewards

All enrollees 6 months old and older can qualify to earn $40 in rewards for getting a COVID-19 vaccine. To be eligible for this reward:

  • Download the Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons® app on a mobile device
  • Create an account

Note: If you have a MyHumana account, you can use the same sign-in information to access Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons after you download the app.

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine
    • If getting the Moderna vaccine, you must get both doses
    • If getting the Pfizer vaccine, you must get both doses
    • If getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you must get 1 dose
  • Sign in to your Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons account
  • Upload an image of your completed vaccination card
    • You must upload an image of your completed vaccination card within 90 days of getting your vaccine (either the second Moderna or Pfizer dose or the single Johnson & Johnson dose)

We will apply the $40 in rewards to your account after reviewing the photo of your vaccination card.

This reward is available to enrollees 6 months and older once each year.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about this reward , PDF opens in new window

Rewards have no cash value. The monetary amounts listed above are reward values, not actual dollars. For some rewards, your doctor has to tell us that you completed the healthy activity. Once we get this information from your doctor, you will see in the app the option to redeem the reward. For any reward you qualify to earn during the 2022 plan year, we must get confirmation from your doctor by no later than March 15, 2023.

Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons is available to all enrollees who meet the requirements of the program. Rewards are not used to direct the enrollee to select a certain provider. Rewards may take 90 to 180 days or greater to receive. Rewards are non-transferrable to other Managed Care Plans or other programs. Enrollees will lose access to the Go365® App and to the earned incentives and rewards if they voluntarily dis-enroll from the Humana Healthy Horizons or lose Medicaid eligibility for more than one-hundred eighty (180) days. At the end of plan year (December 31), enrollees with continuous enrollment will have 90 days to redeem their reward. Rewards may be limited to once per year, per activity. See activity description for details.

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  1. “COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last accessed January 28, 2022, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

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