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Vaccinations of members of our community in Phase 1C are well underway at the UK COVID-19 Kroger Field Vaccine Clinic.

And, on Feb. 8, President Capilouto sent a message to campus announcing that all UK faculty, staff and student employees are considered essential workers and, therefore, fall into 1C.

That means any employee who submitted a request to receive a vaccine at ukvaccine.org should have received an invitation to schedule an appointment.

If, for whatever reason, an employee has submitted a request at that link but has not received an invitation to schedule, they should do the following:

  • Check to make sure an invitation was not sent to another email (for example: if you signed up with a personal email rather than your UK email).
  • Check to make sure an invitation was not sent to their spam folder.
  • Email vaccine@uky.edu for questions or concerns.

As we move forward in vaccinating our community, we know that each individual vaccinated makes our people safer and community healthier. We have been able to witness something truly special during the past few months: a community coming together in yet another way, to combat this virus.

But there is still work to be done. For our campus to be the safest it can be, many more must receive the vaccine. 

In the words of President Capilouto:

Vaccines bring with them the promise and potential of lives saved and extended. They offer a glimpse into a future that we hope is one step closer to normal – sooner, rather than later. We have played an instrumental role in expanding access, partnering with the state and Fayette County on helping ensure access to vaccines among people in traditionally underserved populations.

The logistical lift to vaccinate a community and country is incredible. Supplies take time to move. Scheduling multiple doses of vaccines, ensuring volunteers are in place and keeping a large clinic operating efficiently and effectively is not an easy process.

But we will get there. Let us renew our pledge as partners and as a community to do that together.