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Statewide Vaccine Rollout

Vaccine rollout and allocation determined by the state

Where can I learn about the Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution plan?
Learn more about the Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan outlined by the Kentucky Department of Public Health here.

How long will it take to get people in Central Kentucky vaccinated?

Every week, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) is notified of available vaccines designated for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The KDPH allocates those vaccines to state health departments and hospitals and shares those numbers publicly. The current vaccine distribution process demands our region’s patience.

As vaccine becomes available, understand the process to vaccinate each phase will take time ranging from weeks to months. We share in our communities’ excitement over the vaccine and the promise it brings to end the pandemic. Thank for your patience as we work together with the state to provide vaccinations to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

VACCINE AT BAPTIST HEALTH HARDIN

How was Baptist Health Hardin chosen as vaccine site?
On Jan. 8, 2021, the Kentucky Department of Public Health designated certain hospitals as regional vaccination centers, including five Baptist Health hospitals (Corbin, Hardin, Lexington, Louisville and Madisonville).

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine at Baptist Health Hardin?
Baptist Health Hardin is working in partnership with the state to distribute all of the vaccine we receive as quickly as we can. Following the phases outlined by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, we are focusing on:

  • Phase 1A – Healthcare workers
  • Phase 1B – Kentuckians 70 years and older
  • Phase 1C – Kentuckians 60 years and older

Which vaccine is Baptist Health Hardin giving patients?

Baptist Health Hardin is administering the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to its patients. Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are two-dose vaccines. Moderna doses are given 24-28 days apart and Pfizer-BioNTech doses are given 21 days apart.

Vaccine trial participants noted temporary side effects for a day or two – injection site pain, fatigue, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain or chills. Learn more about the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

How does Baptist Health Hardin decide who receives the vaccine?
Baptist Health Hardin adheres to the Kentucky’s COVID-19 Distribution Plan which included a phased rollout to distribute all of the vaccine we receive as quickly as we can. We are following the phases outlined by the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

Who is included in Phase 1?
Baptist Health Hardin is currently focusing only on providing vaccines to the following:

  • Phase 1A – Healthcare worker
  • Phase 1B – Kentuckians 70 years and older
  • Phase 1C – Kentuckians 60 years and older

Are there enough vaccines?
Every week, the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) is notified of available vaccines designated for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The KDPH allocates those vaccines to state health departments and hospitals and shares those numbers publicly.

The current vaccine distribution process demands our region’s patience.

As vaccine becomes available, understand the process to vaccinate each phase will take time ranging from weeks to months. We share in our communities’ excitement over the vaccine and the promise it brings to end the pandemic. Thank for your patience as we work together with state to provide vaccinations to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

REGISTERING FOR THE VACCINE

How do I receive a vaccine?
Baptist Health Hardin Baptist Health Hardin will be scheduling vaccinations by phone (270-706-1004) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If vaccinations are available, phone lines will open each of those days starting at 9 a.m. and scheduling will take place until 4 p.m. or until all available appointments are scheduled. Callers are encouraged to listen closely to the phone prompts for their scheduling status and appointment availability.
The community is encouraged to watch hmh.net for the latest vaccine availability and information.

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions One-pager (PDF)
  • Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine (ENG – PDF, SAP – PDF)
  • What to Expect After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine (ENG – PDF, SAP – PDF)
  • How to Protect Yourself and Others (PDF)
  • Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)
  • After the vaccine, please remember the following points:
    • Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have two-dose regimens. In both cases, the second dose is essential to ensure immunity. Please make sure you schedule and keep your second dose.
    • It typically takes a few weeks after vaccination for the body to build immunity. As we undergo the phased approach roll-out, Baptist Health Hardin continues to support and advise our communities to keep each other safe by:


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