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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.

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