(En español) The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department continues to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to the community.
Public Health Clinic
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your appointment. The Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5and older. For ages 5-17, a legal guardian MUST be present at the time of the shot.
Caregivers, the best way to keep your child protected from COVID-19 is with the safe effective, thoroughly tested vaccine. The long-term effects of a pediatric COVID case can be serious and last months; the most common side-effect of the COVID vaccine, which provides lasting protection, is a sore arm. The best way to protect your child against COVID-19 is to get them vaccinated!
Learn more about the vaccine in this FAQ from the American Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/The-Science-Behind-the-COVID-19-Vaccine-Parent-FAQs.aspx.
Public Health Clinic: Booster Doses
Booster doses for Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are available in our Public Health Clinic by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your same-day appointment; walk-ins are not accepted. Learn more, including who is eligible, here: COVID-19 Booster Doses.
Public Health Clinic: 3rd Dose for Immunocompromised
Third doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available for immunocompromised people by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your appointment or with questions about when you should get it after receiving your second dose.
Please note this is NOT the booster dose for those who previously received their second dose. This is a third dose only for immunocompromised people. Those who need the third dose include people who:
- Have been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Have advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Have active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
More information about the third dose can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.
The vaccine will not be given to someone who is already fully vaccinated. We will complete a vaccination series for someone whose first dose was given elsewhere. Vaccines will not be be given to those who are not feeling well or have not yet recovered from a current COVID-19 infection.
COVID-19 vaccination is free, but your insurance will be billed for an administration fee. There will be no cost directly to you. You do not need insurance to get the free vaccine.
Thank you for your interest in getting vaccinated. If you need assistance, please call our call center at 859-899-2222.