Lee County health officials distributes first wave of COVID-19 vaccines

Officials in the county say they administered 80 vaccines this week.
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 5:33 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2021 at 3:54 PM EST
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LEE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - First responders in Lee County received some good news this week as health officials began to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

“The health department has done about 80 vaccines so far,” Lee County Judge-Executive Chuck Caudill said. “All of the EMS personnel who wanted to take the vaccine were allowed access to it.”

With week one of distribution in the books, Caudill said that they are planning a second clinic that will take place on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Lee County Health Center.

“They anticipate they’ll another 60 vaccines given out to first responders and that will take us through the first round of 1A, 1B group,” Caudill said.

Caudill said that while he is ready for the vaccine, he will wait his turn because there are others that need it more.

“There are people like my EMS personnel who deal with it every day,” Caudill said. “It will benefit them if we are healthy. So let us trust that they have our best interest at heart.”

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