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UK Health Officials Hope Vaccine Test Run Marks 'Beginning Of The End' Of COVID

The University of Kentucky says it has successfully completed a test run of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine ordering and receiving process, which it expects to launch in mid-December. "We're excited about the opportunity to start to have the beginning of the end, if you will, of COVID," said UK President of Health Affairs Dr. Mark Newman. "It's still a ways to go, but we're excited about this phase." Preparing to handle the Pfizer vaccine is no small task, as it comes with deep refrigeration...

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The University of Kentucky says it has successfully completed a test run of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine ordering and receiving process, which it expects to launch in mid-December.

"We're excited about the opportunity to start to have the beginning of the end, if you will, of COVID," said UK President of Health Affairs Dr. Mark Newman. "It's still a ways to go, but we're excited about this phase."

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The University of Kentucky and Baptist Health Lexington will be among the first facilities receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the commonwealth.

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The Fayette County Health Department reported 409 new positive Coronavirus cases and three COVID-19 related deaths in Lexington on Wednesday. There have been 18,108 cases and 123 fatalities since the pandemic first hit Kentucky. Officials at the health department report 705 total cases in just the first two days of December.

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UK HealthCare is prepared and equipped to handle a surge in patients, but officials urge the public to do their part to continue to prevent further spread of the virus.

Fayette County is currently classified as a "red" or "critical" coronavirus county.

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