Health officials confirmed 1,306 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday alongside 51 more deaths in which the virus was a contributing factor.
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Phase 1C includes: anyone age 60 and older, anyone age 16 or older with high-risk preexisting health conditions and all essential workers as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The move is in line with a recent change to CDC guidance, according to the governor.
Kentucky's positivity rate also hit its lowest point since early November.
Beshear later said it was too early to determine if the sites will be able to open Friday.
Black Kentuckians have received about 4.3% of the state's allocated vaccine doses, according to the governor.
As of Monday, 1,314 Kentuckians were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the governor.
As of Saturday, 1,604 Kentuckians were hospitalized with COVID-19, while 403 were being treated for the virus in intensive care units.
More than 3,300 Kentuckians have died from the virus since it was first reported in the state.
Fischer said while some cities have had issues with the vaccine rollout, Louisville is not one of them.