Winchester church holds vaccination clinic
WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Winchester church is hoping to get the city out of the “red zone.”
According to the Clark County Health Department, Winchester has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks. Clark County has gone from case numbers being low, or in the “green zone,” to case numbers being high, or in the “red zone.”
Tuesday, First Baptist Church in Winchester hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to help people get vaccinated. According to the Clark County Health Department, 36 people registered to receive a vaccine at the clinic.
“We’re hosting this vaccination clinic because we believe there is a need in our community to increase vaccinations in order to decrease this rapid spread of COVID-19,” said First Baptist Church Pastor Marvin King.
The church, in partnership with the Clark County Health Department, offered the Pfizer vaccine free of charge to Clark County residents of all ages eligible to receive the vaccine.
As the school year is about to start, Pastor King hopes the clinic will help protect Winchester’s most vulnerable.
“The most important thing for me and for our congregation is to make sure that we protect the most vulnerable of our society. Many of our children, because of the CDC recommendations, are unable to be vaccinated. And so in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important for us who are able to be vaccinated to be a barrier, so we don’t transmit the virus to our children, or even some of the seniors in our population,” said Pastor King.
The clinic was held from 12 PM to 6PM Tuesday.