COVID vaccine effectiveness

The Franklin County Health Department eclipsed 10,000 total COVID vaccinations administered on Thursday after giving 375 shots at a clinic for those in Tier 1C.

“We vaccinated 137 prime (first) doses of Moderna, three boost (second) doses and 235 Johnson & Johnson (Janssen single-dose shots) today,” said Brittany Parker, deputy director at FCHD.

Since the health department began vaccinating in December, it has provided 10,148 vaccinations — 4,666 first doses, 4,008 second doses and 1,474 Johnson & Johnson doses.

Two vaccine events are planned next week. Appointments are open to Tier 1C and can be made at

COVID-19 testing is available from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesdays at the clinic building on Glenns Creek Road. Registration is open at 

“Appointments are required and if you need assistance scheduling for either testing or vaccine appointments, please call 502-564-7647,” Parker added.

Eleven new coronavirus cases were reported Thursday. Thirty-six cases are currently active — 30 in the general population and six in schools (K-12 students and staff).

Since the pandemic started more than a year ago, 3,732 Franklin Countians have tested positive for the virus and 56 have died.

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