Lexington is looking for volunteers to help with vaccination


LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The city of Lexington is looking for volunteers to go door-to-door to talk with people about COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to increase the number of people who have received the vaccines.

From the neighborhoods along Versailles Road this weekend, volunteer canvassers will answer any questions people might have and notify them of an upcoming mobile vaccination clinic in the area on Sunday, June 6, according to Quin Welch, an aide to Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton.

“There is still 40% of our adult population that has not yet been vaccinated,” he said. “So we want to get as close as possible to 75, 80 percent.”

The free Sunday walk-in clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centro de San Juan Diego, 1389 Alexandria Drive.

Welch said the volunteer outreach program will run through June and July using data from the health department to focus on areas where fewer people have been vaccinated.

The aim of the program is to remove barriers to accessing vaccines, such as transportation and disinformation, said Laurent Vesely, a community organizer from the city “Lex do this!” vaccination campaign.

“The more boots we have in the field, the more people we can reach,” he said.

Anyone available to volunteer this weekend can register here.

Others interested in volunteering at a later date can register here.

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