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What’s Your Reason? Cats Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2021) – Thanks to the tireless efforts of UK HealthCare and UK employees and volunteers, the vaccine clinic at Kroger Field has administered more than 200,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Kentuckians across the commonwealth.

Reaching this milestone was no easy feat. It is one that has taken tremendous effort and energy, and one that all Kentuckians can be proud of.

Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States have succumbed to COVID-19. Millions more have contracted the deadly virus with a wide range of symptoms. People have missed quality time with families – including grandparents and great-grandparents. Major milestone celebrations have been canceled – graduations, birthdays, weddings. Long-awaited trips have been put on hold.

These are all reasons why Wildcats are rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated.

Any Kentuckian, age 16 or older, is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. So far, about 30% of the Commonwealth is vaccinated with at least one dose. 

For more information on how to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

A sign-up tool has been developed where you will answer screening questions and then be invited to consent to be vaccinated, according to the state’s prioritized guidelines. The sign-up is available here.

By completing the vaccine request form, you will be added to the database of those requesting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Kroger Field location. The database will allow UK HealthCare to send invitations for vaccine appointments. Once you receive the email invitation, please respond as quickly as possible.

For questions about this process, you can call 859-218-0111 or email vaccine@uky.edu. A list of current information and frequently asked questions is available at http://go.uky.edu/vaccine.

The vaccination clinic operates from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

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UK Students are getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Students receiving Covid-19 vaccine.
Students receiving Covid-19 vaccine.
Students receiving Covid-19 vaccine.
Students receiving Covid-19 vaccine.

As the University of Kentucky marks the end of the academic year, we’re reminded of our promise to the Commonwealth and each other.  Every corner of our campus — from UK HealthCare to Athletics, from our Emergency Operations Center to volunteers in our health colleges and across this university — has united for a common purpose in the battle against COVID-19. And, when members of our community come together with the heart to step up, there is almost no challenge too large, no obstacle too daunting, to overcome. Because of this community – its resilience, compassion and expertise – we have experienced — even in the face of a global pandemic — what is wildly possible.