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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is rolling out free booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning today (September 29).

It comes as the city is seeing a decline in COVID-19 case numbers with the seven-day average down to 176 cases which is a decent drop from what we’ve been seeing.

The health department begins rolling out booster shots in an attempt to keep the most vulnerable from getting seriously ill.

The department is following the CDC’s guidance and is only opening up boosters to people who meet their requirements:

  • people ages 65 and older;
  • people ages 18 through 64 with underlying medical conditions putting them at high risk of severe COVID-19 (this includes diabetes and heart, kidney or lung disease; more information on who is considered at high risk can be found here);
  • people ages 18 and older who live in long-term care or high-risk settings; and
  • people ages 18 through 64 who are likely to get exposed at work (examples include health care and education).
(Lexington-Fayette County Health Department)

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering same-day appointments for boosters and normal vaccine shots if you haven’t gotten one already.

Appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays at the Public Health Clinic and can be made by calling 859-288-2483.