Oliver Community Center vaccinates seniors – Winchester Sun

Vanessa Bullock of Winchester receives her second shot of the Moderna vaccine from Shaundra King, a Clark County Health Department nurse, Tuesday afternoon at the Oliver Community Center. (Photo by Randy Patrick)

The Clark County Health Department and Oliver Community Center have teamed up to deliver more than 200 Moderna vaccinations, mostly to seniors and people over 30 with health problems in the Black Community, according to Detra Newell, who coordinated the program.

“We know people and we try to convince them to take the vaccine,” she said.

On Tuesday, she and Cornetta Conner were registering and talking to people as they walked in. Between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. there was a steady stream of people taking their second recordings.

Newell said they had vaccinated more than 200 people since February.

“It’s important that we get in touch” and get people to take the pictures so they’ll be safer, she said.

Public health director Becky Kissick said Wednesday afternoon that the Clark County Health Department had administered 4,661 doses of COVID vaccine and is expected to give 50 more Thursday and 30 more Friday.

On Thursday, the health department reported 10 new COVID cases for that day and 86 active cases. A total of 2,738 people in Clark County have contracted the virus, 23 have died from conditions in which the virus has played a role, and at least 85 have been hospitalized.

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Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes the Jessamine Journal. He can be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at [email protected]

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