Partnership Provides COVID-19 Vaccine Event in Downtown Richmond June 16

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The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) and HealthNow! Clinic (HNC) are teaming up to provide COVID-19 vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson) at the clinic’s 234 East Main Street location on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  No appointment is necessary—walk-ins are welcome.  All COVID-19 vaccinations are provided free of charge. The Johnson & Johnson vaccination is a one-dose injection for those at least 18 years of age.

“The health department appreciates its ongoing partnership with Health Now! Clinic and we look forward to a successful COVID-19 vaccination clinic on June 16th,” said Madison County Public Health Director Nancy Crewe.

This is an important time to receive a COVID-19 vaccine according to health department officials.  How well communities manage in the fall depends on what individuals choose to do this summer.  More vaccinated people will mean a better overall picture for the county’s level of public health in later months.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are highly effective in protecting against symptomatic and severe cases of COVID-19 infections and may also protect people around you, especially those who are at risk for severe illness,” said MCHD Director of Nursing Ava Wright. 

“We are excited for the opportunity to provide free one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines to those who have not been vaccinated as we continue in the fight to crush COVID-19,” Wright continued.

Dr. Sheila Virgin, Nurse Practitioner and Executive Director of HealthNow! Clinic shared more details about the partnership and the clinic.

“Health Now! Clinic is happy to have this relationship with Madison County Health Department.  On a weekly basis Health Now! Clinic provides primary healthcare to uninsured individuals. We also provide the services of a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner,” said Virgin.

Additional service support will be available from MCHD Harm Reduction Team and representatives from SPARK Ministries.

Through the partnership, opportunity for COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be among the many services HNC will provide.

Kentucky River Foothills Transportation routes have stops within a couple of blocks of Health Now! Clinic.

For more details contact Kentucky River Foothills Transportation at 1-800-819-7083 or 859-624-3236.

For more information about the event call MCHD at 859-623-7312 ext. 223.

Visit www.madisoncountyhealthdept.org and follow MCHD on social media.