The Madison County Health Department is providing a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines according to the priority guidelines of the CDC and Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH).
According to a statement posted on the department's social media, they are in the phase 1A and part of 1B which includes healthcare workers and first responders.
Several members of the Richmond Police Department and Richmond Fire Department received their first round of vaccinations early Monday and Tuesday.
MCHD has a list of persons in these categories who will receive the vaccine by appointment.
"We are working through this list and will continue as we receive more vaccine," the post reads. "At this time, we are only scheduling appointments for healthcare workers and first responders."
Even with the vaccine, the post reads, it is important to continue with public health measures of hand washing, wearing a mask, social distancing, and avoiding large crowds. It is also important to continue testing to know your status and the status of your family members.
In other coronavirus related news, the health department reported 31 new cases on Tuesday for a total active case count of 1,055 cases in Madison County.
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