FEMA opening community vaccination center in Laurel County

Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - FEMA is opening two vaccination sites in Kentucky.

The Community Vaccination Center (CVC) sites will be in Laurel and Henderson counties.

The Laurel County Cooperative Extension site, located at 200 County Extension Road in London, will open Wednesday, April 28.

Personnel from the National Disaster Medical System and staff from American Medical Response will support the administration of vaccines at this location.

The new sites are part of the next phase of the pandemic response, which includes four main areas of focus:

  1. Continue distributing vaccines in a timely manner.
  2. Proved greater access to vaccines.
  3. Continue educating the public about the virus and vaccines to combat hesitancy.
  4. Ensuring equitable access to vaccines for all Americans.

These sites, in addition to the mobile vaccine services being provided by the commonwealth, will be capable of delivering up to 7,000 doses of vaccine per week to the people of Kentucky.

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