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COVID-19 Vaccination Site - March 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Site - March 1, 2021

Dear campus community,

EKU is proud and excited to partner with Baptist Health Richmond as the site for a regional COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The following information was released by Baptist Health Richmond on Friday:

Baptist Health Richmond has been named a COVID-19 regional vaccination site by the Kentucky Department of Public Health. A special thank you to Eastern Kentucky University, Madison County Health Department and Madison County Fiscal Court for collaborating with us to make the vaccine easily accessible for our community. 

The clinic will be located at Eastern Kentucky University’s Perkins Building and appointments will be available online at www.ScheduleYourVaccine.com starting March 3, 2021. Calls to the hospital will be referred to the website for scheduling. No walk-in appointments will be available. 

Baptist Health Richmond is committed to following Gov. Beshear’s directions on vaccinations. Currently, our priority is to vaccinate those in Phase 1A and 1B, persons 70 and older. Gov. Beshear announced last week some locations serving 1B are slowing and those sites can schedule persons from phase 1C. We have been instructed to prioritize healthcare workers and those in Phase 1B, 70 and over, and that remains our focus. 

Appointments are expected to fill up quickly, but available appointments may open due to cancellations. The online portal will be updated with any cancellations and additional appointments. 

Anyone within our community who is eligible in the current vaccination phase can begin scheduling appointments at www.ScheduleYourVaccine.com.  As noted above, we remind you that the current priority for the Baptist Health Richmond clinic is Phase 1A and 1B.

We will communicate as soon as possible if the Baptist Health Richmond Clinic expands to Phase 1C, which includes higher education faculty and staff as essential personnel. Eligibility can vary by phase at different clinic sites. You are still able to take advantage of any additional opportunities to be vaccinated as clinics throughout Kentucky begin to expand to include Phase 1C. The current list of vaccine clinics may be found by clicking here. You are encouraged to check regularly to see when appointments could be available. 

To ensure that no vaccine goes unused, we are creating a standby list for eligible University employees who will have the ability and flexibility to be on call should the vaccine be available that needs to be administered each day.  Placing your name on this list is not a guarantee of vaccination. It does not take the place of a formal appointment registration with a vaccination site. To sign up for the waiting list, use this webform

Thank you for your patience and willingness to help fight COVID-19 with continued best practices for public health including masking, social distancing, hand washing, symptom monitoring, testing, and contact tracing. We are excited to add the additional tool of vaccinations for the broader community.  We hope many of you will take advantage of available vaccines as we progress through the various phases of eligibility. 

 

One Eastern,

David McFaddin
President

Published on March 01, 2021

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