Frontier Nursing, Woodford Health Department partner as vaccine site

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frontier Nursing University (FNU) and the Woodford County Health Department are partnering to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at FNU’s recently completed campus in Versailles.

The county administered second doses of the vaccines to Woodford County first responders and first doses to school personnel this week.

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The vaccination process starts with a primary dose, followed by a booster dose 28 days later.

The Health Department expects to continue to utilize FNU’s campus as a vaccination site one to two days per week, depending on the number of vaccines received and when they are available.

“We are focused on completing all school employees, grades K through 12,” said Barrett Schoeck, Environmental Health Director at the Woodford County Health Department. “We appreciate Frontier’s help. The facilities are wonderful.”

The vaccine distribution is being held in the auditorium inside FNU’s Community Center.

Despite the completion of nearly all renovation and construction on the new FNU campus, the property has seen little use since the beginning of the pandemic.

On-campus student sessions and events have been held virtually since last March, and the majority of the staff have worked from home since the pandemic began.

“While we are eager to be able to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus as soon as possible, we are very happy that we are able to put our beautiful campus to great use through this collaboration with the Woodford County Health Department,” FNU President Dr. Susan Stone said. “We appreciate the important work the Health Department does for the community and are honored to assist in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.”

FNU’s campus is located at 2050 Lexington Road in Versailles.

For more information about the Woodford County COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Woodford County Health Department Facebook page or website at wchd.com.