The Campaign for Pediatric Vaccination, a statewide workgroup of healthcare stakeholders, including KMA, recently hosted several COVID-19 vaccination events across Kentucky.
The group partnered with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) to offer a walk-up vaccination clinic during the 2022 boys and girls state tournaments at Kroger Field in Lexington on June 3, 4, 11 and 12. More than 700 COVID-19 vaccines were administered during the events, with approximately 85% coming from those not attending the KHSAA events, but instead drawing from the community at large.
Local news media covered the event, garnering the “Top Story” on WKYT Channel 27. More than 99% of attendees said they heard about the event on the news.
KMA is continuing to work with the workgroup to encourage vaccination and disseminate important information to members.