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Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman visits Eastern Kentucky vaccine clinics

Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM EST
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman made her first stop at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center System Center.

“We wanted to come out and see for ourselves exactly how amazing our health care heroes are being in helping us to distribute what we call a shot of hope,” said Lt. Governor Coleman.

Even though the lieutenant governor made her first stop at the Hazard ARH System Center. She also visited Highlands ARH and Pikeville Medical Center.

“It’s great to be able to see Kentuckians getting vaccinated,” said Coleman. “To see the hope that they have,” she added.

Kentucky is seeing an increase in vaccine supply which means more Kentuckians can get a vaccine.

“Our systems are in place, and they are able to distribute way more vaccinations than we’re getting from the federal government,” Coleman added.

93-year-old Bennie Ruth Cornett received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday.

“So we can get back to a new normal, cause I feel like the way things are right now, this is half living,” she said.

“That you’re looking forward to this, and it’s one step closer to getting back to our lives,” added Coleman.

Coleman is from rural Kentucky. She said she wants every Kentuckian represented in the vaccine distribution.

“I wanted to make sure we prioritized our geography, as well and to make sure no matter where you live if you want the shot, you will get it,” she added.

During her visit, Coleman thanked health care workers for helping Kentucky in its fight against COVID-19.

“I want to make sure we continue to support this profession, and build it up because of everything they’ve done for us,” she said.

“Don’t be afraid and take a chance, everything’s going to be alright,” said Cornett.

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