Federal vaccination clinic opening in Henderson

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HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) The White House is partnering with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to set up two mass vaccination clinics – one of them will be in Henderson. The other will be in London.

The Community Vaccination Clinic will be at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension, which is across the street from East Heights Elementary. The site will be capable of administering 7,000 doses each week. Extension employee Amanda Hardy says the site is willing to do whatever it takes to help everything run smoothly.

These sites will operate five days per week (Tuesday-Saturday), and run for at least six weeks. The Henderson site will open Thursday.

Henderson Mayor Steve Austin says the site will help the city and county improve their lagging vaccination numbers, bringing western Kentucky closer to normalcy. In addition to personal safety, Mayor Austin says getting vaccinated helps small and local businesses get by.

Vaccines for CVCs are provided to Kentucky in addition to the regular vaccine allocations the commonwealth receives. These additional vaccine doses are made possible through an increase in production and availability.

People will be able to make appointments or just walk-in for a vaccine. You’ll then have to sit in a waiting area for at least 15 minutes, per CDC guidelines, to be monitored for any adverse reactions. The site will also be a resource for the rest of the western Kentucky Tri-State area. It will also serve as a resource for neighboring counties like Butler, Caldwell, and Crittenden counties.

Mayor Austin notes that anyone without transportation can request a free ride to the site.

(This story was originally published on April 23, 2021)

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