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Unvaccinated getting much worse COVID-19 cases than those vaccinated, White says

Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. is living proof that while getting vaccinated against COVID-19 might not prevent you from getting the virus, it generally can help keep you from getting deathly ill. “There is a lot of talk about breakthrough cases, but in talking to...
Posted On 30 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon expand to jail inmates, homeless

The Whitley County Health Department is planning to switch the primary COVID-19 vaccine that it uses in a few weeks to one that requires only a single dose rather than two, and it is hoping to expand the vaccination program to lesser served groups after it does so. So far, the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021

Baptist Health Corbin COVID-19 Vaccination Center moving locations

Starting on Monday, Jan. 25, Baptist Health Corbin will be moving its COVID-19 vaccination center to The Corbin Center across from the hospital. “By relocating it from the hospital, this will allow us to streamline the process and allow for more social distancing as well as...

Knox County holding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Friday (Jan. 8) in Barbourville

Some local residents in Knox, Whitley and Laurel counties should soon have the chance to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. If you reside in Knox County, then you may have the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, Jan. 8. Meanwhile, Whitley and Laurel county health...

Eventual COVID-19 vaccine will probably require two rounds of vaccination, health department director says

After a COVID-19 vaccine gets approved, you will probably need two rounds of vaccination. This was part of the message that Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein delivered to the Whitley County Board of Health during its quarterly meeting Monday. Rein...
Posted On 24 Sep 2020