Friday marks final day for vaccinations at Kroger Field

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 10:03 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Friday, May 14 is the final day for vaccinations outside Kroger Field.

UK and Wild Health announced they were ending the vaccination site because of low demand.

UK says about a quarter of a million doses were administered at Kroger Field.

“It was a site that we stood up because of the significant demand and being able to offer that service, at that point on an unparalleled scale to folks across the commonwealth,” said Lance Poston, UK Assistant Vice President for Student Success.

UK HealthCare is looking to change its approach to vaccinations. The demand for a mass vaccination clinic just isn’t there anymore, so the university decided to move vaccine appointments to two smaller health care clinics.

One will be at Alumni Park Plaza, Tuesday through Friday from 9 in the morning to 7 at night. The other will be at University Health Pharmacy on South Limestone, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.n. to 1 p.m.

Those new vaccination clinics will open up next Wednesday, May 19. Officials say that if you have a child who falls in the 12-16 age range they will be able to get a vaccination shot at the Alumni Park Plaza pharmacy going forward.

Testing will still be available at Kroger Field through June.

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