Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center to receive new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines
LEITCHFIELD, Ky (Feb. 8, 2021) – Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center is preparing to vaccinate an additional 600 community members after learning it will receive a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines this week. With the new supplies, OHLTMC will administer first doses to individuals on the Grayson County waiting list who are classified as Tier 1A or 1B according to state guidelines.
The hospital received its first shipment of vaccines on Dec. 22 and has administered nearly 1,000 total doses to healthcare workers, first responders and community members age 70 and over.
“This announcement is great news for Grayson County, because it means we can vaccinate even more of our most vulnerable citizens and take another step to end this pandemic,” said Chief Operating Officer Ashley Herrington. “With the support of Owensboro Health and the Kentucky Department of Public Health, OHTLMC will continue to stand strong for Grayson County.”
Owensboro Health worked with state health officials to secure additional supplies for both OHTLMC and its Greenville-based hospital, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. With the new shipment, each hospital will transition to Pfizer from Moderna, officials said, because the state’s Pfizer inventory is larger and Owensboro Health can accommodate the deep-freeze storage requirements. Pfizer vaccinations require a second dose 21 days after the first dose to be fully effective.
OHTLMC has begun scheduling appointments with individuals who are on the waiting list and who currently qualify for a vaccine under state guidelines. Appointments will take place Feb. 16-18 at the hospital, with 200-250 vaccinations expected each day. All appointments will be taken from the waiting list, so anyone interested in being vaccinated should contact the Grayson County Health Department to be added to the waiting list instead of calling the hospital.
Contact: Brian Hamby, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7749, (C) 270-316-4274, Brian.Hamby@OwensboroHealth.org.