Compassionate Caravan Rolls Through Lexington Offering Hepatitis A Vaccines

Posted at 7:04 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 19:04:29-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Catholic Action Center’s Compassionate Caravan hit the streets on Saturday to try to stop the Hepatitis A virus from spreading.

The outbreak has affected nearly 1100 people statewide and health officials say the homeless are among the most vulnerable.

That’s why the homeless shelter is taking action to try to get people vaccinated.

Last weekend the Catholic Action Center partnered with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to hold a vaccine clinic.

Then on Saturday the Compassionate Caravan rolled through Lexington with a nurse practitioner on board, trying to get as many as possible vaccinated.

“I think that it’s a good thing. Without each other helping each other, none of us will survive. This outbreak will keep spreading and spreading,” said one person who accepted help from the caravan and received the vaccine.

The Catholic Action Center will hold another clinic on Monday August 6th from 4:00 until 6:00p.m.

You can also go to the health department on Newtown Pike on Wednesday August 8th from 8:30a.m. until 4:00 to get the vaccine.