Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher provided an update on efforts to vaccinate Louisville. They were learning more about the efforts to vaccinate the metro.
“We have a really efficient process going on on Broadbent, and vaccines are not wasted,” Fisher said.
As more vaccine doses become available, doctors have talked about what to do if you catch COVID while being vaccinated.
“For people with asymptomatic infection with the Covid virus, they must wait 10 days before they receive the second dose of the vaccine,” said Dr. Mona Lisa Taylor, MD, internal medicine physician at Norton Healthcare.
Tailor said the wait comes because there are concerns that if you get the injection too soon, your body won’t react effectively to the vaccine.
“Part of this comes from the concern that if you get the vaccine too soon, it might reactivate some of this virus and it won’t produce the immune response that you need,” Taylor said.
The Louisville metro received 200,000 doses and administered 140,000 of them.
“The interesting thing about the difference in this gap is that we assigned second doses to people, which is why they were not given because we assigned second doses to people,” Fisher said.
Speaking of the second doses, the mayor said that four percent of people who live in Jefferson County have taken the two doses, and 11 percent have taken a single dose.
2,000 people were vaccinated in one day on Broadbent.
The mayor noticed the long lines. Backup was due to the arena being closed on Thursday due to bad weather.
And since two more storms are expected to affect us again, we asked about the game plan when it comes to vaccines for the next week.
“You know we would have to push them back if it wasn’t safe,” Fisher said. “Then we might increase certain days.”
On Sunday, we expect to learn more about the city’s plan when it comes to seeing the upcoming winter storms impacting vaccination efforts.