Students Give Shots of Hope at the UK Vaccine Clinic
By Kristi Willett and Steve Shaffer March 19, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2021) – The University of Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field began expanding its Saturday hours and increasing its vaccination capacity by about 1,000 people per week thanks to volunteers from the University of Kentucky’s health care colleges. Faculty, staff and students from the colleges participated by serving in roles from everything from immunizers to wayfinders.
On Saturdays from Jan. 30 through Feb. 27, more than 500 volunteers from the colleges of medicine, dentistry, health sciences, pharmacy and nursing helped the clinic add to their hours of operation and, most importantly, allow even more people to receive the vaccination.
Overall, UK HealthCare has vaccinated nearly 100,000 people.
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