Vaccination clinic at Kroger Field to remain open during inclement weather

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Administering of Covid-19 vaccine on December 17, 2020. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky’s vaccination clinic at Kroger Field plans to remain open during inclement weather that is forecast for this week.

The clinic operates from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. 

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The university is asking patients with appointments are asked to keep their appointments if possible.

Patients who arrive at Kroger Field are advised to dress warmly as they may be standing outside for a few minutes before checking in.

UK is emailing, texting and calling patients to reach them a day before their scheduled check-in. Following is a sample call message:

“We are calling on behalf of the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare to confirm your upcoming COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Kroger Field. Though the forecast calls for inclement winter weather, we plan to remain open. If that changes, we will contact you. You may be standing outside for a few minutes as you wait to check in. To shorten the length of time you’re outside, we ask that IF you arrive early, please wait in your car and do NOT get in line to check in more than 10 minutes before your assigned check-in time. You will not lose your appointment, and you will receive your vaccine. Again, your appointment is confirmed. Please take extra precautions to be safe upon arrival at Kroger Field. If you have any questions, please email us vaccine@uky.edu or call 859-218-0111. Again, that’s vaccine@uky.edu or call 859-218-0111.”