Owensboro Well being introduced this week that it might start registering anybody ages 16 and older for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Advertising Coordinator Brian Hamby mentioned the well being system will nonetheless proceed prioritizing tiers 1A, 1B and 1C, which embody well being care staff, schooling and daycare personnel, first responders, important staff and people ages 60 plus.
Nonetheless, Hamby mentioned, OH will start scheduling anybody ages 16 and older and from any extra tiers relying on accessible vaccine doses and open appointments.
Primarily based on communication with state authorities, Hamby mentioned OH anticipates opening vaccinations by way of its well being care system to everybody in some unspecified time in the future in April.
“We encourage everybody to enroll now,” he mentioned.
OH is at present receiving 2,340 doses of the Pfizer vaccine weekly, in addition to 300 Moderna doses for OH Muhlenberg Neighborhood Hospital and 300 Moderna doses for OH Twin Lakes Regional Well being Heart in Leitchfield. The well being care system administered its 50,000th vaccination final week. It started administering COVID-19 vaccines on Christmas Eve, in keeping with Dr. Michael Kelley, vice chairman of medical affairs.
As soon as people add their title to the ready listing, OH will attain out through e mail, textual content message or telephone name to start setting an appointment date.