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Vaccination Scheduling transitions to 16 years and older at High Risk in Phase 1C

Baptist Health Hardin will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for all Kentuckians in Phases 1A, 1B, and new portions of 1C beginning March 15. As directed by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Baptist Health Hardin is focusing its vaccinations on healthcare workers, Kentuckians 60 years and older, and now all persons 16 and older with any medical or behavioral health condition(s) the CDC reports “are” or “might be” at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness.

Beginning Monday, March 15, Baptist Health Hardin will be scheduling vaccinations by phone 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.

All scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations will take place at the Baptist Health Hardin Vaccination Clinic located at Towne Mall in the space formerly used by The Children’s Place and adjacent salon. The standalone vaccination clinic allows for more than 500 vaccine administrations daily.

  • Patients with scheduled vaccination appointments should expect the following:
  • No walk-in appointments are available.
  • All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entering the clinic and must wear a mask at all times.
  • Limited space is available for a spouse or caregiver in the clinic, but there is ample space in the mall area for others to wait while the patient receives his or her vaccination. Children under age 18 will not be admitted to the clinic.
  • Access into the mall and vaccination clinic is ADA compliant with automatic door assistance. Please bring along your wheelchair, scooter or walker if needed.
  • Patients should bring identification and insurance cards for vaccine check-in.
  • All those vaccinated must wait 15 to 30 minutes following the vaccine (depending on certain risk factors) to be monitored for possible adverse reactions.
  • Patients receiving their first-dose vaccination will schedule or confirm their second-dose vaccination before leaving.
  • Following vaccination, you will be given instructions on how to download V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker, an online app to monitor vaccine-related symptoms.

Baptist Health Hardin encourages the community to take whatever vaccine regimen that is available to them.
The community is encouraged to visit hmh.net/covid-19-vaccine for the latest facts and resources regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, state-allocated vaccinations and scheduling.

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