Monroe Co. Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Last Updated 5/10/21

 

Monroe Co. Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination: All Phases Now Eligible

 

Why Get Vaccinated?

To stop this pandemic, we need to use all of our prevention tools. Vaccines are one of the most effective tools to protect your health and prevent disease. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses so your body will be ready to fight the virus, if you are exposed (also called immunity). Other steps, like wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth and staying at least 6 feet away from other people you don’t live with, also help stop the spread of COVID-19. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Experts also think that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. These vaccines cannot give you the disease itself.

To Protect Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Family, and Your Community It all starts with you. Building defenses against COVID-19 in our community is a team effort and you are a key part of that defense. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine adds one more layer of protection for you, your coworkers, and family. There are several healthcare providers and pharmacies in the community, that provide the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call the Monroe County Health Department for more information, 270-487-6782. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits.html to learn more about the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit Kentucky's online county level vaccine dashboard to view state and county-level vaccine percentages by age.