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Students Asked, UK Vaccine Experts Answered

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2021) – The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for students at the University of Kentucky. Students can receive the Pfizer vaccine by registering online at

As with anything that involves your health, it is important to be educated about the COVID-19 vaccine. Many people have questions about the side effects of the vaccine, why there is a booster shot, concerns the vaccine may impact fertility and more. In this video, UK HealthCare vaccine experts Dr. Ashley Montgomery-Yates and Dr. Anna Kalema break down these topics, and everything there is to know about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Administering vaccines at the Kroger Field vaccination clinic. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.