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Fayette Health Official: Current Vaccination Efforts Not Affecting COVID Spread Significantly

Stu Johnson

In line with statewide trends, the Lexington community has been experiencing a decline in daily COVID-19 cases.  Fayette County Health Department Commissioner Kraig Humbaugh says there’s been a steady drop over the last month. 

Vaccinations are proceeding in the bluegrass region.  But, Humbaugh, who previously served as the state epidemiologist, said it’s hard to pin down when vaccinations will significantly slow spread. “We really don’t know at what point they’ll be sufficient community immunity that will be provided by increased numbers of vaccinations across the community,” said Humbaugh. 

Humbaugh said roughly ten percent of the Fayette County population has been vaccinated.  The health department commissioner noted the drop in cases is likely the result of more widespread preventive measures like masking and distancing coupled with less exposure during wintry weather periods. 

Humbaugh added it’s difficult to predict what will be the status of coronavirus activity come this summer.  But, his hope is that anyone who wants to be vaccinated can get inoculated.   Also, the epidemiologist said expanding vaccinations to children would be a positive step. 

Here's more with Fayette County Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh:


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