COVID vaccination clinic opening next week at Kentucky Dam Village

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will open at Kentucky Dam Village State Park, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, who announced the clinic during his press conference Thursday.

The clinic, operated by Wild Health out of Lexington, plans to begin administering Pfizer vaccine as early as Wednesday of next week. The Marshall County Health Department is partnering with the Governor’s office, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, University of Kentucky, and Wild Health in the operation.

“It has been our highest priority to provide a vaccination to every citizen in our community who wants one,” Marshall County Health Department Public Health Director Billy Pitts said in a news release from the health department. “The extreme limited supply of the vaccine has been the single largest barrier preventing us from meeting the current demand. However, with this new partnership with Wild Health at Kentucky Dam Village, the barrier will be reduced significantly.”

Pitts added that Wild Health has the capability to administer the Pfizer vaccine, which will allow them to provide vaccinations in much greater numbers. Registration for a vaccination can be done online at kyvax.com/kydam or call 859-217-4679. Vaccination appointments are available from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m., seven days a week when operations begin.

Pitts said for those currently on the waiting list with the Marshall County Health Department, “we encourage you to contact Wild Health at Kentucky Dam Village if you prefer the Pfizer vaccine or if you would like to get vaccinated sooner.”

The health department will continue to receive 100 prime doses of Moderna each week. If residents prefer to receive Moderna, call the Marshall County Health Department at 270-527-1496 to schedule an appointment.

The Marshall County Health Department is open to phase 1c residents as authorized by Beshear, which includes persons age 50 and older.