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UK Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines

Photo of UK student receiving COVID-19 testing
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is expanding opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and testing partner Wild Health, at new testing sites available in Kentucky.

“We look forward to applying the knowledge we've gained from administering more than 250,000 tests at 70 sites across the state to ultimately help provide the smoothest, most pleasant patient experience possible on all fronts,” said Luke Murray, COVID-19 director at Wild Health.

The expanded testing and vaccine sites speak to UK’s commitment to serving the Commonwealth, a fundamental part of its promise to be the University of, for and with Kentucky.

“COVID-19 testing is an important part of our three-step approach to keep our communities healthy and safe,” said Joe Monroe, chief of the UK Police Department. “In addition to testing, we encourage adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols and are trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible before summer begins.”

Vaccine and testing locations are listed below.


Location: Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center, 113 Administration Dr., Gilbertsville, KY 42044

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–7 p.m., seven days per week beginning March 24

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Location: Georgetown College's George H.W. Bush Recreation Center (Bisese Student Lounge), 432 E. Main St., Georgetown, KY 40324

Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Friday of each week, 9 a.m.–3 p.m,. began March 19

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Location: The Norton Center, 300 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422

Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Wednesday of each week, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., began March 23

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Location: Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus, 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508 (In partnership with Lexington-Fayette Co. Emergency Management)

Hours of Operation: Wednesday–Saturday of each week, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., beginning March 24

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Location: Crossroads Christian Church, 828 Heights Blvd., Florence, KY 41042

Hours of Operation:  Monday and Thursday of each week, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., beginning March 25

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As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.