(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the Christian County Health Department plans to administer the two-shot Moderna vaccine at the mobile clinics following a recommendation from federal health officials on Tuesday to pause use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)
Local health officials have scheduled several mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Hopkinsville with a goal to reach more residents who cannot easily get to the regional site at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.
“We are trying to reach the most vulnerable populations,” Christian County Health Director Kayla Bebout said.
The Moderna vaccine will be administered at these clinics:
- Christian County Senior Citizens Center, 1407 W. Seventh St. — 10 a.m. April 14
- Virginia Street Baptist Church, 210 S. Virginia St. — 1-3 p.m. April 14
- Boys and Girls Club, 1600 Walnut St. — 1-3 p.m. April 21
- Salvation Army, 310 E. Seventh St. — 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 28
Any Kentucky resident who is at least 18 years old may receive a vaccine at one of the mobile clinics. Appointments are not required for the mobile clinics, but the health department will check IDs.
Beginning the week of April 12, the health department will reduce its Bruce Center vaccination schedule from three to two days a week — giving the Moderna vaccine on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Appointments must be made for the Bruce Center, either online or by calling the health department 270-887-4160, ext. 640.
Bebout said the health department has also reached out to the county’s Amish and Mennonite communities with an offer to bring a mobile vaccine clinic to them. However, the offer hasn’t yet been accepted.