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UK HealthCare Expects To Administer Thousands Of Covid-19 Vaccinations This Week

Corinne Boyer
UK Health Care began administering the COVID-19 vaccine at Kroger field on Tuesday.

University of Kentucky HealthCare workers began inoculating teachers, Fayette County School employees and front line workers with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. 

UK HealthCare’s vaccine site will be open six days a week to inoculate people who have appointments. 

To sign up for the COVID-19, people must first answer questions before UK HealthCare invites those eligible to schedule a 20 minute appointment.

After receiving the vaccine, patients waited 15 minutes so health care workers could monitor reactions to the vaccine. Bretta Kunath is a first grade teacher in Fayette County and says she felt relieved to get her first dose.

"I want to hug my kids so bad, and I’m so sick of teaching them through a computer screen," she said.

"And I want to have a normal school year for them and have them be able to experience a typical first grade year, and I’m trying really hard to make it as fun as possible, but at the end of the day it’s just not the same. And so just doing this helps me feel like I’m doing my part."

Kunath says she waited a few minutes for the shot. UK HealthCare expects to administer approximately 10,000 doses of the vaccine this week. 

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