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Vaccine hesitancy hovers over efforts to get to herd immunity across Kentucky, Ohio Valley region

By Liam Niemeyer, Corinne Boyer and Suhail Bhat Ohio Valley ReSource Phyllis Gibbs wasn’t sure until recently that she’d be here, just a few moments away from receiving a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. “Do you feel sick today?” “Nope,” Gibbs said to the receptionist. “And you give consent for Pfizer to give you a shot today, correct?” “Absolutely.” Gibbs then walked over to one of...

Half of vaccine-hesitant Ky. adults open to changing mind on COVID-19 vaccine with more information

(Click for larger image) Half of Kentucky adults who are reluctant to take the COVID-19 vaccine are open to changing their minds if they had more information. That’s according to a Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Poll on Vaccines in Kentucky. Overall, 71 percent of Kentuckians had already received or intended to get the vaccine at the time of the poll. “We’ve really got a shot at achieving...

Thousands of UK vaccine clinic openings remain available as community works toward immunity

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky It’s a mission the University of Kentucky strives to live up to each and every day – to be the University of, for and with Kentucky. Now, you can be part of that mission to meet this unprecedented moment and help create a healthier, safer community. Kentuckians, regardless of the phase they fall into, are encouraged to request an appointment for a COVID-19...

UK Officials stress following scheduled vaccine times, taking precautions as winter weather arrives

As the Lexington region continues to experience days of potentially inclement weather, it is critical that those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at UK’s Kroger Field take extra precautions and also follow all the procedures regarding appointment schedules, officials said Monday. Specifically, the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare officials said that people should only show up at the clinic...

Federal government promises 17% more vaccine supply to Ky., as state sees first case of UK variant

More of the COVID-19 vaccine will be coming via the federal government, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Cornelison, University of Kentucky) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The federal government will increase its supply of COVID-19 vaccine to Kentucky, and the state has now seen its first cases of the UK Variant of the virus, Gov. Andy Beshear said on Tuesday. He said he had a call with...