COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling to begin for individuals age 60 and older
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 26, 2021) – Today Mayor Greg Fischer was joined by members of Louisville’s Vaccine Distribution Task Force to announce vaccine providers will begin taking appointments for individuals 60 and older beginning March 1.
“We estimate there are approximately 100,000 individuals 60 and older in our community,” said Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage, associate medical director for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and co-chair of Louisville’s vaccine distribution task force. “Vaccinating them next is the right thing to do because the majority of our hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 have been in people 60 or older.”
Hartlage said vaccinating those individuals would occur through March and April.
“By taking the vaccine and with all of us working together at LouVax and throughout Louisville, we’re getting closer to herd immunity and to the day when we can take off our masks and hug our friends and parents and our kids and grandkids, and sit side-by-side concerts, movies and ballgames,” said Mayor Fischer. “That’s our goal. We’re getting closer. And we’re about to get a whole lot closer in the coming weeks.”
Each of the city’s vaccine providers offered specifics about how appointments will be handled:
Family Health Centers, Park DuValle Community Health Center
Family Health Centers & Park DuValle Community Health Center will directly contact their patients, 60 years and older to schedule vaccine appointments. Community Health Centers are located in underserved communities and are part of both local and national efforts to get the vaccine to hard-to-reach communities. Louisville Community Health Centers do not have large vaccines supplies at this time and will continue to partner with the local hospital systems to assist in getting vaccines to our patients and underserved areas of Louisville.
Registration is now open for vaccination appointments at four locations:
- Dixie Highway near the Watterson Expressway, in the retail center off Heaton Road next to Norton Immediate Care Center - Dixie
- Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus – Medical Plaza 2
- Republic Bank Foundation YMCA at 18th and Broadway
- St. Matthews at Dutchmans Lane and Breckinridge Lane, next to Pep Boys
Norton Healthcare has also launched a direct online link to register for the vaccine.
Those who are ages 60 and older can go to NortonHealthcare.comand click on Vaccine Eligibility in the red box.
Individuals will be asked to:
- Fill in birthdate
- Click Waitlist
- Enter contact information including an email address
When appointments are available, individuals will receive an email with a personalized scheduling link. From that link, they will be able to choose their preferred location and appointment time.
Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health Louisville has opened a drive-through vaccination clinic located in Parking Lot 3 at the corner of Breckenridge Lane and 4000 Kresge Way. It is the main parking lot on the right when entering the campus at Entrance 1 from Kresge Way. Normal operating hours are 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. The drive-through vaccination clinic will replace the current vaccination site within the hospital’s Education Center. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Appointments can be made at www.scheduleyourvaccine.com
Registration will be available for drive-through vaccination appointments at three locations:
- Downtown – corner of Brook at Liberty (499 S Brook St, Louisville, KY 40202)
- South Louisville – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital (1850 Bluegrass Ave, Louisville, KY 40215)
- Bullitt County – Medical Center South (1903 W Hebron Ln, Shepherdsville, KY 40165)
Appointments are limited based on availability of vaccine supply. New appointment blocks will post at uoflhealth.org on Thursday mornings, although additional openings may post as they become available.
Those who are ages 60 and older can go to uoflhealth.org and register, based on availability.
Individuals will be asked to:
- Provide demographic information
- Contact information
UofL Health is also working with community partners to host vaccine events in other areas, particularly in underserved neighborhoods. Interested partners may request an event at: uoflhealth.org/louisville-covid-19-vaccinations.
Vaccine Distribution Task Force
Louisville’s Vaccine Distribution Task Force serves to coordinate and facilitate implementation, communication, administration, and reporting vaccinations for Metro Louisville. Its primary purpose is to ensure adequate capacity to distribute available vaccines as quickly, efficiently and equitably as possible. The task force is comprised of a diverse group of medical experts, scientific advisors and community partners, including those from Louisville’s hospitals, community health centers, Kentucky Nurses Association, pharmacies, private employers, and insurers.
Louisville’s COVID-19 data, a complete list of COVID-19 testing sites, and vaccine information can be found at www.louisville.gov/covid19. The LOU HEALTH COVID19 Helpline is also available: 502- 912-8598.