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Lexington's Vaccine Outreach To Go Door-To-Door

City of Lexington

Some Lexington residents could be hearing a knock on their door as the city works to keep its COVID-19 vaccination numbers up.

As mass vaccination sites are dismantled and operations transition to smaller clinics and pharmacies, Lexington is planning on getting the word out in person.

"Our plan is to go door-to-door in the month of June and make neighborhoods aware of mobile clinics that will be in their area in the next week," vaccine task force co-chair Chuck Mix says.

Just over 46 percent of Fayette County's eligible residents have been fully vaccinated, keeping the region in its third place position among the state's 120 counties. The county saw a slight increase in vaccinations over the last week, but the numbers still indicate an overall slowdown. Mix says the goal now is to make the process as accessible as possible.

"So we're trying to bring those local clinics as close to the community as we can," he told council members.

The door-to-door initiative is designed to alert residents to those nearby clinics and distribute literature, not administer the vaccine on site.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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