La Grange will soon be home to a COVID-19 regional vaccination site.Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement during his COVID-19 update Thursday while announcing the newest vaccination sites in the state.Kentucky has been working to build up vaccination capacity across the state to prepare for when enough doses will be available for more of the general public. Regional vaccination sites have been set up across the commonwealth to limit the drive time for people who don’t sign up with local health departments or health systems.The regional vaccination sites are operated with the help of health partners which include Kroger and other health systems. In La Grange, Baptist Health will be running the regional distribution site down the street from its hospital at 1009 New Moody Ln.This is the first regional vaccination site for the hospital’s service area, which includes Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties. Previously, the health system has been administering COVID-19 vaccines from a clinic inside the hospital, which opened in December but had since closed due to supplies ending.The governor has said the goal has been to prevent people from having to drive more than a county away for a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s why regional vaccination sites have been set up across the commonwealth.Overall, there are now 58 regional vaccination sites across Kentucky.Link: Click here to schedule an appointmentBaptist Health La Grange’s regional vaccination site will begin vaccinations Wednesday. More than 1,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be distributed in the first week of operation. That number will rise to more than 2,200 doses per week when the clinic begins administering second doses a few weeks later.As a reminder, regional vaccination sites are only accepting Phase 1C, which is currently prioritizing residents 60 and older. The sites will then move onto ages 16 and older with underlying health conditions and all essential workers.The culmination of Phase 1C will get the state closer to vaccinations for the general public. All appointments, including those at Baptist Health La Grange, can be scheduled online here.Baptist Health La Grange officials said no appointments will be made by phone.

La Grange will soon be home to a COVID-19 regional vaccination site.

Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement during his COVID-19 update Thursday while announcing the newest vaccination sites in the state.

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Kentucky has been working to build up vaccination capacity across the state to prepare for when enough doses will be available for more of the general public. Regional vaccination sites have been set up across the commonwealth to limit the drive time for people who don’t sign up with local health departments or health systems.

The regional vaccination sites are operated with the help of health partners which include Kroger and other health systems. In La Grange, Baptist Health will be running the regional distribution site down the street from its hospital at 1009 New Moody Ln.

This is the first regional vaccination site for the hospital’s service area, which includes Oldham, Henry and Trimble counties. Previously, the health system has been administering COVID-19 vaccines from a clinic inside the hospital, which opened in December but had since closed due to supplies ending.

The governor has said the goal has been to prevent people from having to drive more than a county away for a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s why regional vaccination sites have been set up across the commonwealth.

Overall, there are now 58 regional vaccination sites across Kentucky.

Link: Click here to schedule an appointment

Baptist Health La Grange’s regional vaccination site will begin vaccinations Wednesday. More than 1,100 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be distributed in the first week of operation. That number will rise to more than 2,200 doses per week when the clinic begins administering second doses a few weeks later.

As a reminder, regional vaccination sites are only accepting Phase 1C, which is currently prioritizing residents 60 and older. The sites will then move onto ages 16 and older with underlying health conditions and all essential workers.

The culmination of Phase 1C will get the state closer to vaccinations for the general public. All appointments, including those at Baptist Health La Grange, can be scheduled online here.

Baptist Health La Grange officials said no appointments will be made by phone.

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