College of Nursing's COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Posted: February 25, 2021

College of Nursing's Lynn Kelso giving a covid-19 vaccine

Proudly Vaccinating Kentuckians 

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing is proud to be a part of UK and UK HealthCare's community COVID-19 vaccination efforts. 

The College's leadership team, faculty, staff and students have all played an integral role in supporting and staffing the Kroger Field Vaccine Clinic-- volunteering to serve as immunizers, dosers, dose runners, wayfinders and more. 

As of the end of February 2021, approximately 450 faculty, staff and students from the College of Nursing volunteered more than 3500 hours to vaccinate over 21,000 Kentuckians.  Get the most up-to-date University of Kentucky vaccination numbers at UKHC COVID-19 Information page

In addition to the College of Nursing, volunteers from the College of Dentistry, College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy are also helping to staff the clinic along with staff from UK HealthCare.  

Read story on UK College of Nursing leading volunteer efforts for Saturday, Feb. 27 Kroger Field Vaccine Clinic. 

UK's COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

The COVID-19 vaccination is currently available.  

To request a vaccine, visit


  • The UK Kroger Field COVID-19 vaccination clinic:  normally operates from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
  • UK HealthCare mobile pop-up clinics Read more

Kentucky's Phased Vaccine Plan 

UK HealthCare is following Kentucky’s phased plan. Kentucky and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have directed that vaccinations be offered in the following phases:

  • 1A:  Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, healthcare personnel.
  • 1B:  First responders, anyone age 70 or older, K-12 school personnel.
  • 1C:  Anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk C19 conditions, all essential workers.
  • 2:   Anyone age 40 or older.
  • 3:   Anyone age 16 or older.
  • 4:  Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group.

Volunteer at Kroger Field 

College of Nursing employees and students

Please contact Dr. Hartley Feld, the College of Nursing's vaccination clinic coordinator, at for information on how to register as volunteer. 

Alumni and Non-College of Nursing employees and students

UK HealthCare is now accepting applications for volunteers to work at our community COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field.

Licensed health care workers are needed, as are people who can fill wayfinding and registration roles. Health care experience is not required for all roles.

If you are interested in volunteering your time for this effort, please follow the link below to fill out the survey. This survey will help us match your qualifications with roles at the clinic. If your qualifications match our need, you will be invited to choose a day and time to volunteer.

Please note that because our staffing needs are very specific, not everyone who registers to volunteer will receive an invitation.

The Kroger Field Community Vaccination Clinic, operated by UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services, offers COVID-19 vaccination to members of the public. There is no charge for these vaccinations. This highly efficient operation has the capacity to vaccinate as many as 3,000 people a day. The clinic operates Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Form