Fayette County Public Schools offer free COVID shots

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – As COVID-19 cases in Kentucky continue to rise, Fayette County health officials are making sure students have the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before the start of the school year.

Fayette County Public Schools, in partnership with the city, HealthFirst Bluegrass, Wild Health, and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department are offering free COVID-19 shots to students in an effort to keep schools open and in-person for the upcoming school year.

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After offering the initial shots at the beginning of the month, the follow-up shots are being offered this week.

Students and parents are able to register, receive the shot, and wait fifteen minutes in a socially-distanced waiting area in case of any side effects.

“I think if your child is old enough and eligible health-wise to get the vaccine, it’s important to do that so that we can help these kids be back in person in school and participating in their normal activities,” said parent Jessica Houlihan.

The vaccine clinics are open from 1-6 P.M. from July 27-29 at the following locations:

July 27: Bryan Station High, Frederick Douglass High, Lafayette High, Paul Laurence Dunbar High, Tates Creek High, William Wells Brown Elementary

July 28: Crawford Middle, Edythe J. Hayes Middle, Leestown Middle, Lexington Traditional Magnet, STEAM Academy, Winburn Middle

July 29: Cardinal Valley Elementary, Jessie Clark Middle, Martin Luther King Academy, Mary Todd Elementary, Southern Middle, 100 Midland Avenue