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Unlimited free ride passes offered to people who get vaccinated at the Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky Association of Health Plans

People who need still COVID vaccines or boosters can get the shot - and a day of unlimited rides - at the Kentucky State Fair. A COVID 19 vaccine popup clinic and incentive giveaway is hoping to get more people vaccinated as much of Kentucky remains at high community levels of the illness. It is being sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Health Plans.

Katherine Kington North is Director of External Affairs for the KAHP. She said most of the shots they’ve administered so far have been boosters.

“I would say about 90% of our shots today have been for people wanting their first or second round of boosters. And people are so excited. They get to you know, they get to finally come and get their booster shot that they've been waiting for. They get this incentive. Usually, their kids are excited about the ride passes,” said Kington North.

People who get vaccinated will also get a $25 gift card while supplies last.

Kington North said this vaccination incentive is part of a push to promote vaccine access and acceptance.

“What we have found is that there's been a very large community need. This vaccine clinic, part of the reason why we're doing the incentives is because we have had such success with non-traditional environments in bringing these opportunities and these vaccines to people,” said Kington North.

The flu shot is also being offered at the vaccine clinic.

With the exception of Sundays, the vaccines will be available through the end of the fair, August 28th.

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Samantha was a reporter and All Things Considered Host from 2019 to 2023. Sam is also a graduate of Morehead State University and worked for MSU's Public Radio Station.
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