Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is working to get hesitant people vaccinated


LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington health officials still want people to get vaccinated.

So far, 59% of eligible people in Fayette County have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It is the third in the state. However, the Department of Health is still busy trying to increase that number even further.

Kevin Hall of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said the first four months were filled with enthusiastic people, but that has slowed down recently.

Now they are focusing on delivering the vaccine to people who might be hesitant, which is proving to be a challenge.

Hall said they hope to make vaccinations easier for people in the county by looking at maps to determine which neighborhoods are least vaccinated so they can bring the vaccines to those areas.

He also said that each clinic offers a different vaccine, so people can basically choose which of the three they want.

By making these adjustments, they are able to get more hits in the arms.

“Everyone that’s coming out now, we’re celebrating with them,” Hall said. “We have a person who provides a sticker to each person who gets vaccinated to let them know how grateful we are that they have received this vaccine. Let them know they are public health heroes as they help fight this pandemic. So everyone that’s been on the fence, we’re here to be a part of that with them.

Now that the Pfizer vaccine is available for children 12 and older, Hall said their next challenge is to reach out to parents.

Woodford and Franklin counties lead the state with the highest percentage of people vaccinated.

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