4,000 veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine in Lexington


Vaccine clinic at Lexington’s VA hospital(WDKY)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Veterans 50 and older had another chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

There were long lines at the VA over the weekend Still, officials at the VA said the three-day clinic was an overwhelming success with about 4,000 veterans expected to be vaccinated by the end of the day on Monday.

Catherine Trombley, public affairs officer for the VA, said the veterans getting the vaccine were extremely excited for the opportunity.

“Our veterans really trust us and that’s being echoed this weekend. They’re walking out of here thanking us for this opportunity and just giving them this opportunity to walk in.”

Veterans who received the shot during the three-day clinic were also given an appointment to receive a second shot in February.

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