Walmart hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic for educators in western Ky.

Walmart hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic for educators in western Ky.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Some Kentucky teachers rolled up their sleeves this week to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walmart Pharmacy helped make that happen for educators in Henderson, Union, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Daviess counties.

Now, those in Owensboro will get their chance Friday.

Friday marks the first official clinic for educators in Daviess County, which includes three districts. Those districts include Owensboro Public Schools, Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Catholic Schools.

Those educators all had the opportunity to sign up for a vaccine if they wanted it.

Those available times start Friday, then go on to Saturday and Sunday. Then it will repeat next weekend.

We’re told around 2,300 educators from the county have signed up.

On Wednesday, Walmart did a trial run in Henderson, Union, Ohio, Muhlenberg and Daviess Counties where 20 educators got their vaccine.

However, Friday is the start of the actual clinic with hundreds of teachers signed up.

Walmart has already started clinics for some of the other Kentucky counties.

Henderson County Schools started their Clinics on Wednesday with a few educators getting the shot.

Thursday marked the first day of the partnership on the grounds of Henderson County Schools.

Officials say so far, 80 staff members have gotten their Moderna vaccine.

We’re told the district got nearly 600 doses and by the end of next week, every staff member who signed up to get one, will be vaccinated.

Walmart Pharmacy also started vaccinating Muhlenberg County educators.

The district says around 540 employees are getting the vaccine.

They had a clinic on Wednesday at Greenville Elementary.

Officials say they have around 250 educators signed up to get their shots next Wednesday at Muhlenberg North.

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Teachers in Ohio and Union Counties will also kick off vaccination clinics Friday.

Officials say Friday will be the largest days for both of those districts.

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