SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A brand new dashboard on Kentucky’s COVID-19 web site exhibits the share of individuals vaccinated in every of the state’s 120 counties.
Woodford County has the very best share of its county inhabitants vaccinated, with almost 55%. Jefferson County is within the state’s prime 5, with 44% of the county inhabitants vaccinated.
Spencer County is included within the state’s 5 counties with the bottom share vaccinated, with 17%.
“To our top-five counties, good job. Stick with it. There’s nonetheless a lot extra to do,” Gov. Andy Beshear throughout his Monday COVID-19 replace. “To our bottom-five counties, simply let’s work tougher. We would like everyone to be protected on the market, and let me say, the native well being departments in these areas are working laborious.”
The North Central District Well being Division covers Henry, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties. Inside these counties, there may be a variety of the share of county inhabitants vaccinated.
For instance, Henry County exhibits round 38% of county inhabitants vaccinated, greater than double whereas Spencer County’s share.
“Our counties look very completely different,” mentioned Roanya Rice, public well being director for the North Central District Well being Division. “They’re all offered the identical alternative because it pertains to vaccines.”
Rice mentioned the North Central District ran a centralized vaccine clinic in Shelby County for the district, however starting this week, native well being departments will present vaccines for people who dwell or work in Shelby, Henry, Spencer and Trimble counties.
“As a public well being chief, I say get vaccinated, get vaccinated, get vaccinated,” Rice mentioned.
She mentioned at a current clinic in Spencer County, round 16 folks got here to get a shot, and well being officers have been ready to manage greater than 100 doses that day.
Rice mentioned she believes there are a number of elements as to why Spencer County is at lower than 20% for share of county inhabitants vaccinated.
“A few of it’s vaccine hesitancy,” she mentioned. “I feel a few of it’s misinformation — or lack of appropriate info — and a few of it’s I feel some of us have determined they do not need the vaccine for no matter cause.”
She mentioned the North Central District plans to work on surveying to get a greater understanding of what is stopping some folks from getting vaccinated.
The North Central District Well being Division is internet hosting a particular outreach vaccination clinic in Spencer County in hopes of getting extra folks vaccinated. Rice mentioned the district will provide a alternative between the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with no appointment wanted.
The clinic might be Could 20 from 3-6 p.m. on the Spencer County EMS constructing on Spears Drive in Taylorsville. Vaccines might be administered on a first-come, first-serve foundation.
The well being division in Bullitt County can be internet hosting a vaccine clinic quickly. This one might be Could 6, utilizing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To make an appointment, click here.
Based on dashboard, about 30% of Bullitt County’s inhabitants is vaccinated.
For extra info on how one can register for a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky or in Indiana, click here.
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