Health Department tops 14,700 vaccines, pop-up clinic Thursday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has now vaccinated more than 14,700 people as the number of new COVID cases shows slight signs of easing from a brief plateau.

That all comes as the agency sets another pop-up clinic Thursday with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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In its daily briefing Tuesday, the Health Department reported 33 new COVID cases combined Sunday and Monday, bringing to 34,875 the number of cases confirmed in the county since March 2020.

The agency reported no new deaths, leaving the number lost to COVID-related causes at 309.

The pop-up vaccination clinic Thursday, May 13 featuring the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is 1-3 p.m. at Russell School Community Services Center — Community Action Council — at 520 Toner St.

No appointments are needed and plenty of vaccine is available. Only walk-ins will be accepted. The vaccine is FREE and available for anyone ages 18 and older.

To protect friends, family and yourself, get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine or call 859-899-2222 for help. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The department provides the Moderna vaccine, which is for ages 18 and older.

The monthly totals of COVID-19 cases during the outbreak are:
• 110, March
• 143, April
• 507, May
• 793, June
• 1,702, July
• 2,538, August
• 2,804, September
• 2,736, October
• 6,070, November
• 5,991, December
• 6,155, January
• 2,694, February
• 1,314, March
• 1,027, April
To keep cases from increasing, continue to follow these guidelines:
• Wear a cloth face-covering in public
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are sick
• Get vaccinated when you have the opportunity.
More information will be shared at www.lfchd.org/vaccine and on our social media pages when next week’s clinic (now open to anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Lexington!) is scheduled. For information on other vaccination opportunities, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines.
Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.