OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Those 70 and older started signing up for their COVID-19 vaccine at Owensboro Health Friday morning.
Officials say you must work or live in the Commonwealth.
“Take care of our patients get them immunized, and get them out the door,” said Jason Collins, Owensboro Health’s inpatient pharmacy director.
78-year-old Teresa Westerfield falls under Phase 1B. She got vaccinated at Friday’s Owensboro Healthpark’s clinic.
“I hope it will be a relief. If I do get it maybe I won’t have such a heavy case. Because my nephew is fighting for his life,” said Westerfield.
Owensboro Health spokespeople say on Friday, they vaccinated about 700 people at the clinic and 500 at the hospital.
“The sooner we get these vaccines in people, the sooner we’re vaccinated. and called to return back to our normal life so that’s why they come out so quickly within a couple of days. and get the ball rolling,” said Collins.
Collins runs the clinic. All people had to do was walk in the door, check-in, then head to a socially distanced waiting area where their name would be called, and then they would get vaccinated, and exit out the other end of the building.
The Owensboro Health staff says their also vaccinating first responders.
Hospital leaders say you can call to schedule an appointment, starting at 7 a.m.
To schedule an appointment, call 270-685-7100 and select option five. You can also click here to schedule online.
Elsewhere in Western Kentucky, people 70 and older can get vaccinated in Henderson and Union Counties through Deaconess.
Anyone in Kentucky ages 60 to 69 can register now to be on the COVID-19 vaccine call list.
In Ohio county, you can call 270-215-9082 or click here to sign up.
Ohio County officials say they aren’t giving vaccinations to people 70 and over just yet, but are allowing folks to sign up for future vaccinations.