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Lieutenant governor visits hospital’s vaccination clinic

The News-Enterprise published the following article in the March 5, 2021 newspaper. The article can be read in its entirety here.

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited Bapt­ist Health Hardin’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday at Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, saying her visit was prompted by the clinic’s efficiency.

She was given a tour inside the clinic by Baptist Health leaders as community members were being vaccinated.

Kristina Dibble, an outpatient supervisor at Baptist Health, said on Wednesday more than 1,300 people are scheduled for a vaccination appointment next week at the mall clinic.

She said the clinic has been in operation since Feb. 1 and can do upwards of 500 vaccinations each day.

“Everything is going fantastic. I’ve never seen a better location in 11 years,” Dibble said.

Coleman said the clinic looked “amazing” and she could feel the excitement and hope that people draw from it.

“They were on the verge of this pandemic in the last few years, and now they get to be the light at the end of the tunnel,” Coleman said.

Currently, she said the challenge for the state has been getting enough vaccine supply to keep up with the efficiency. Coleman said she hopes everyone in Kentucky will have their first vaccine by around May.

Baptist Health Hardin is scheduling vaccinations by phone Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday at 270-706-1004 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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