FEMA vaccination clinics open for two more weeks in rural Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The masks are coming off, life is slowly returning to its pre-pandemic normal, but only for those who are vaccinated.

“It’s just about trying to convince people that the vaccine is not harmful. And that it’s a good idea to go ahead and get the shot. Then you will be free to do a little more with your life than you have been in over a year, ”said Nate Custer, FEMA Media Relations Specialist.

And if you still need your first or second dose, FEMA brings you the vaccine.

“People, often because of their work and family obligations, their obligations at home and in their communities, cannot drive long distances to get vaccinated,” Custer said.

That’s why FEMA representative Custer said they not only opened a vaccination clinic in downtown London, but also took mobile clinics in areas like Harlan, Somerset and Corbin. .

“It’s going to put people, the ones I spoke to after taking the photos, in a good state of mind. Feeling a little positive about everything they’ve been through after this year.

Custer said they hope the easing of restrictions on masks for those vaccinated will encourage those who are reluctant to get vaccinated from the start.

“Obviously, there has been a reduction in the number of people entering since the first rush a few months ago.”

Here is a list of the locations and dates of the next mobile clinics, all open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1) Tuesday May 25: 201 South Harlan Street 9

2) Thursday May 27: Somerset Rural Development Center and Cumberland Falls State Park in Corbin

3) Friday May 28: First Baptist Church, 226 School Street East Bernstadt

4) Saturday May 29: Levi Jackson State Park in London and Wendell H. Ford Airport

You don’t have to have an appointment to get your photo on any of these sites.

If you only get your first dose at FEMA clinics, they will help you schedule an appointment for your second dose elsewhere.

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