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Vaccinations In Lexington Exceed 28,000

Stu Johnson

Fayette County Health Department Spokesman Kevin Hall says well over 28,000 coronavirus vaccinations have been administered in the Lexington area.  He said the health department remains focused on vaccinating the vaccinators and other healthcare providers. 

Although more vaccination sites will continue to come online, Hall said it’s still going to take time to give shots to all who want them.

“It’s not going to be everybody get in line, you’re going to get your shot immediately.  It’s still going to take time to roll this out, to get it into those arms.  The great new though is the people of Lexington and central Kentucky are hungry for this vaccine,” said Hall.

Hall said the health department receives hundreds of calls and emails every day with questions about where to get vaccinated.  A new registration required vaccination site opens Tuesday at the University of Kentucky and a large regional drive through is also anticipated in Lexington.

The timeline for getting a coronavirus vaccination can vary significantly from county to county across Kentucky.  Kevin Hall noted the aim is to have consistency in administering the lifesaving vaccine.  “One of the problems you’ll see though are other counties are going to be in different phases.  This just comes from smaller counties having fewer healthcare workers.  It’s easier for them to get into phases 1b and 1c than a place like Lexington,” explained Hall.

And, overall population plays a role as well.  Hall added the Lexington community is home to about 30,000 people age 70 and over.?

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