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UK to begin vaccinating K-12 teachers and employees

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 23:28:13-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials at the University of Kentucky are working hard to vaccinate as many Kentuckians as possible.

Starting on Tuesday, January 19, they hope to vaccinate thousands of people a day.

On that day, UK will begin to try to vaccinate as many K-12 teachers and employees as possible in Fayette County.

"The most important thing is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible and to keep moving down through the phases. All sorts of people are going to get vaccinated through the next several weeks, we must prioritize. The important thing is to use those vaccines as we have them, you must use it or lose it," says UK spokesperson Jay Blanton.

As well as beginning to test the community Blanton says they will continue to offer their drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine you must sign up beforehand and bring proof of confirmation when you show up at your designated time. UK would also like people to provide a work ID.

People being vaccinated should park at Kroger Field's Blue Lot and walk-through Gate 11. They will then be directed to a large vaccination clinic in the Club Area on the first floor.

The clinic will operate six days a week, Monday through Saturday.