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COVID-19 Vaccine

All Kentucky residents 5 years of age 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

What we know about the COVID-19 vaccine

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

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine, for people 16 and older (two 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 5 and 15 (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for people 16 years of age and older (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for people 16 years old and older (1 dose needed)

Resources for parents or guardians of children newly eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine (for Parents) – Humana, opens new window

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine

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 5 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 5 and older once each year.

If you already received your COVID-19 vaccine, you can qualify to earn $40 in rewards, too. You have 90 days from June 1, 2021, to upload an image of your vaccination card. To be eligible, you must be:

  • 12 and older
  • A Humana Healthy Horizons in Kentucky™ enrollee at the time you received your COVID-19 vaccine

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 2021 plan year, we must get confirmation from your doctor by no later than March 15, 2022.

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.

Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a personal decision.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opens in new window1 said that the COVID-19 vaccine will:

  • Help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • Be a safer way to help build protection
  • Be an important tool to help stop the pandemic

Humana fully supports the vaccine. We:

  • Encourage all eligible people, as medically appropriate, to get the vaccine when available
  • Suggest continuing to take protective and preventive measures to help bring this pandemic to a swifter end

Keep in mind that vaccinating everyone in the United States—let alone the world—who wants the vaccine:

  • Will take time
  • May take the majority of 2021 (or longer)

Learn more about preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Resources

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination, opens in new window

Ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, opens in new window

COVID-19 vaccine information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, opens in new window

Need a mobile phone?

We can help you get a free mobile phone. Learn how: SafeLink mobile phone flyer (English and Spanish), opens in new window

  1. “Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last accessed June 14, 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

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