UofL Health expects to vaccinate 2.5,000 at an event in West Louisville

The healthcare provider expects more than 2,500 people to receive the vaccine during the 12-hour event at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville (UofL) Health is hosting its largest one-day COVID-19 event on Saturday with the goal of vaccinating over 2,500 people.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. and has 50 partner churches.

The site was chosen because of its location in West Louisville, a federally designated medically underserved area, according to UofL Health, and it is hoping this event will lift barriers to transportation to ensure vaccines get to those underserved neighborhoods.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear spoke at the event and believes that any Kentuckian who wants to be vaccinated can do so by the end of May.

“With the offer we have received, I am confident that we can vaccinate any Kentuckian who wishes by May 31,” said the governor.

Governor Beshear and faith leaders launch a 12-hour UofL Health vaccination event at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. They hope to vaccinate 2,500 people today. @ WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/j80wnVZZW2

– Rose McBride (@rosemcbridetv) March 27, 2021

The Commonwealth intends to have any Kentuckian over the age of 16 approved for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 12th.

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