Henderson Housing Authority is Hosting a Free Vaccine Clinic Friday

A walk-in vaccine clinic is opening on Friday at the Henderson Housing Authority on South Adams Street.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 7:33 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2021 7:36 PM

A walk-in vaccine clinic is opening on Friday at the Henderson Housing Authority on South Adams Street.

The local housing authority is bringing vaccines to the community with a walk-in vaccine clinic on Friday.

That vaccine clinic will be held in the gymnasium at the Henderson Housing Authority on 111 S Adams Street.

The clinic will last from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and organizers say no appointment is needed.

It’s a partnership between the United Way of Henderson County, the Green River Health District, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Henderson Housing Authority.

The hope is that community members will feel more comfortable getting their vaccine in their own neighborhood surrounded by familiar faces.

The Henderson Housing Authority says several people have agreed to come, even some in their own office.

“We've had some employees that have been really hesitant about getting the vaccine, and with everything going on, especially with Henderson, even though our numbers are down, continuing to be in the red zone, they would like to go ahead and get the vaccine,” said Henderson Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbie Jarrett.

The Henderson Housing Authority has already had 3 successful vaccine clinics in the past and has vaccinated hundreds of Kentuckians.

“I’m hoping this will encourage others to come out and get vaccinated and get the 47.3 some-odd-percent, get it up a little higher,” said Jarrett.

The Housing Authority is even offering rides for community members who don’t have a way to attend. Jarrett says to call the office and someone will come get you.

Organizers say there will be snacks, drinks, and signs outside the building to help you find your way.

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