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Whitley County back in COVID–19 ‘red zone’

Whitley County is once again in the red on Kentucky’s COVID–19 scale. According to the information released by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the county’s incidence rate stood at 26.4 on Monday, making it one of eight counties in Kentucky to be in the zone. Clay County...

Whitley and Bell remain in orange

Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 3,817. There are currently 26 active cases, of which none are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands...

Walk-ins welcome for COVID vaccine

Individuals interested in receiving the COVID–19 vaccination, may now do so on a walk-in basis at the Baptist Health Corbin COVID–19 vaccine clinic. “You can still make an appointment if you want to,” said Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Manager at the hospital. The Corbin...

Walk-in COVID–19 vaccines available through Baptist Health Corbin

Individuals interested in receiving the COVID–19 vaccination may now do so on a walk-in basis at the Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID–19 vaccine clinic. “You can still make an appointment if you want to,” said Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Manager at the hospital. The...

Those ages 16 and older can now get their COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID–19 vaccinations are now available to Kentucky residents at least 16 years of age. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the change that went into effect last Friday. “We are seeing a number of states with an increase in cases and hospitalizations, and it is happening among younger...

Corbin Walmart, London Kroger joins list of COVID–19 vaccination sites

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Corbin Walmart and the Kroger in London will be among the expanded list of COVID–19 vaccine locations. Ten Kroger stores and 15 Walmart stores, along with 125 pharmacies and six new regional vaccination sites have been added to the...

Being old gets me at the head of the COVID vaccination list

By being over 70 years of age I am classified 1b according the Gov. Beshear’s recommendations for a vaccination shot for COVID-19. The planned vaccination phases are: Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel Phase 1b: First...
Posted On 11 Jan 2021

Whitley, Laurel health departments post links to COVID vaccine interest form

Whitley and Laurel county health departments have both published links on their respective Facebook pages where individuals, at least 70 years old, can go to join interest lists to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department is allowing...

197 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties announced a total of 197 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 28 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 2,386. The health department reported 32 new cases...

No date yet for more COVID vaccine

Last week Baptist Health Corbin received 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that went to frontline healthcare workers, but it remains to be seen when the next doses of the vaccine will be headed to Whitley County. Whitley County Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that...
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