COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open for Kentucky residents ages 18 and older at the James E. Bruce Convention Center, a regional vaccination site run by the Christian County Health Department.
The health department announced in a Facebook post on Monday that it was opening up vaccine appointments to Phase 3 — which includes anyone age 18 and older, even if they do not have a high-risk health condition.
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The health department opened up Phase 3 because of an increase in vaccine supply, according to announcement. Although Phase 3 is technically for anyone age 16 and older, the Moderna shot administered at the Bruce Center is approved only for ages 18 and older.
Last week, local health officials twice expanded the vaccine availability — first to residents 50 and older and then to those 40 and older.
Appointments may be made online or by calling the health department at 270-887-4160, ext. 640.
Long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel
First responders, anyone age 70 or older, K-12 school personnel
Anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk C19 risk conditions, all essential workers
Anyone age 40 or older
Anyone age 16 or older
Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group
- Healthcare Personnel
- First Responders (Firefighters, Police)
- Education (teachers, support staff, daycare)
- Food & Agriculture
- U.S. Postal service workers
- Public transit workers
- Grocery store workers
- Transportation and logistics
- Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction)
- IT & Communication
- Public Safety (Engineers)
- Water & Wastewater
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
- Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Source: Kentucky Department of Public Health