LCDHD provides vaccine update

Current Status of Covid Vaccination in Lake Cumberland District

Lake Cumberland District Health Department currently is out of prime (first) dose vaccine. All we are giving is booster (second) doses for those healthcare providers (1a) and first responders. We are unable to order 1b vaccine at this time.
We are not taking appointments or pre-registering for COVID vaccine at this time due to the uncertainty of vaccine supply.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is currently receiving 500 doses of vaccine per week to immunize healthcare workers, first responders, and other 1b group participants.

Schools – in the Lake Cumberland District, there are providers who are administering the school vaccine in every county.
Our area is expected to receive COVID-19 vaccine for the Adair, Casey, and Clinton County school staff this week. The week of January 25th we expect vaccine for school staff in Cumberland, Green, Russell, and Wayne, along with part of the school staff in Pulaski. The week of February 1st, we expect to receive vaccine for the school staff in McCreary and the remainder of Pulaski. The push to vaccinate school staff will likely tie up most of the state’s vaccine supply during these weeks.

Long term care facilities staff and residents – this group is being vaccinated through the federal contract with Walgreens and CVS.

The total COVID-19 prime dose vaccines received and given by your local health departments so far (we are out of prime dose vaccine) are as follows:
• Adair: 300
• Casey: 100
• Clinton 100
• Cumberland = 100
• Green = 100
• McCreary = 100
• Pulaski = 800
• Russell = 300
• Taylor = 100
• Wayne = 100

Those 70 and Older in the 1b group
The local health departments and other area providers who have been approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccine stand ready to begin this phase. The problem is, the vaccine simply is not yet available and the local health departments haven’t been authorized to order any additional prime dose vaccines.

Phase 1c Status and Beyond
Looking forward, we do believe that there will be additional community partners that will be brought in to help immunize our community. Currently, we do not know when these vaccinations will begin or how they will be organized. We do ask for your patience.

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