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COVID-19 Update Issued Oct. 22


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2021) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto issued an update to the campus community about the university's response to COVID-19 on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 22. You can read that message below. 


Campus Community,

As of last night, 89 percent of our community was either partially or fully vaccinated.

We are on the threshold of reaching 90 percent, a goal we set only a few weeks ago and an indicator of our strong commitment to keeping everyone in our community healthy and safe.

I know we can reach and even exceed 90 percent by staying committed to each other and to our community. 

Here’s a further break down of the numbers:

  • Students: 86 percent
  • Faculty: 97 percent
  • Staff: 92 percent
  • The UK campus: 88 percent
  • UK HealthCare: 92 percent

Important reminders and guidance for protecting yourself and others:

Information about boosters: Go to to sign up for an appointment if you are eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This sign-up process is the same as the one we used last academic year for our vaccine clinics. Other details include:

  • You must bring your CDC vaccination card or proof of vaccination to the appointment. Replacement cards cannot be issued at the booster appointment. Walk-up appointments will not be accepted.
  • At this time, you do not have to have a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. You can read more about booster shots administered at UK here.

Remember, we also encourage you to get your flu shot when you come in for a vaccine at one of our locations. Thank you for all you do for our community.

Eli Capilouto