COVID-19 shot update

UPDATED OCT. 2: The updated COVID-19 shot is now available for anyone without insurance or children with Medicaid. Visit here to learn more: COVID-19 shot in Public Health Clinic.

SEPT. 15: With the approval of a new COVID-19 shot and its upcoming arrival, we want to address some of the questions we are receiving:

  • We are unsure when the new shot will be available in our Public Health Clinic, but we hope to have them by the end of September.
  • The health department will provide the vaccine for free to those who qualify for the Kentucky Vaccine Program – those who are uninsured and children with Medicaid. The vaccine will only be available for those groups.
  • Those who qualify for the Kentucky Vaccine Program can make same-day appointments when the vaccine is available by calling 859-288-2483. We cannot make appointments until we receive the vaccine.
  • We encourage others to get the COVID-19 shot at area pharmacies or medical providers. The vaccine is expected to be at some Lexington pharmacies as early as next week.
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COVID-19 case counts increasing in Lexington

Lexington is seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases, with 264 lab-confirmed cases last week, compared to 38/week in early July and 106/week at the start of August. Note that home tests are not included in these case counts.

These number remain low compared to this time in 2022, when we reported 887 new COVID-19 cases per week.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain low, with 9 new admissions reported this past week.

We await the new COVID-19 vaccine/booster for the fall. For anyone who has not yet been vaccinated, please don’t wait – get your first COVID-19 vaccine by same-day appointment every Monday-Thursday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine!

It is also important to wear a well-fitted mask/face covering in public areas. Learn more about masks at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html.

You can also help slow the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.);
  • Covering coughs and sneezes;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
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