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‘Shots Across the Bluegrass’ campaign sets out improve vaccine acceptance and access

Campaign will visit Clay and Laurel Counties during tour across different towns
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Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 10:42 AM EDT
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(WYMT) - The Kentucky Association of Health Plans and Kentucky Sports Radio announced Thursday a “Shots Across the Bluegrass” campaign to help improve vaccine acceptance and access.

The campaign starts June 7th and goes through June 11th.

During those days, Kentucky Sports Radio will hold daily in-person broadcasts from 10 a.m. to noon in different towns across the state.

The public is invited to attend the broadcasts and medical staff will be on-site to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for those wanting to be vaccinated. Staff will be there from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No tickets or appointments are necessary.

The tour will visit a couple of Eastern Kentucky counties.

The first will be in Clay County on June 10th at the Volunteers of America RCC at 48 Owens Road in Manchester.

The second visit will be in Laurel County on June 11th at the Wildcat Harley Davidson location at 575 E Hal Rogers Parkway in London.

“We are excited to hit the road with KSR,” said Tom Stephens, Executive Director of Kentucky Association of Health Plans. “It’s the most popular radio show in the Commonwealth, so I know we will be making an impact and having a little fun along the way.”

As of Thursday morning, the state’s dashboard shows 2,058,029 Kentuckians received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

To put that in perspective, that is 46% of the state’s population and 57% of Kentucky’s adult population.

“Getting the shot was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time,” said Matt Jones, host of Kentucky Sports Radio. “It gave me peace of mind because not only am I protected, but I’m helping to protect others. I think I speak for the whole crew when I say we’re pumped to get back out there and mix it up with fans with the live broadcasts.”

For more information on “Shots Across the Bluegrass” click here.

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