Chamber to host drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday
The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce will host another free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic at First Christian Church (700 J.R. Miller Blvd.) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
The Health Department will provide the option of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the two-dose Moderna vaccine, or the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Individuals that choose to receive the Moderna vaccine or Pfizer vaccine will be contacted by the Health Department to schedule their second dose following 28 days. Both the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and Moderna vaccine are approved for individuals aged 18 and older, and the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for individuals aged 12 and older.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for individuals to get their vaccine,” says Candance Castlen Brake, Chamber President and CEO. “The Delta variant has intensified the need for everyone to do their part. We want to ensure that our community stays open for school and open for business.”
There is no cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of insurance status. No appointment is required, and walk-ups are accepted. Individuals must bring a photo ID and health insurance card, if applicable.
Entrance to the parking lot may be found at the intersection of Daviess Street and E. 7th Street. Individuals will receive registration paperwork then pull forward to receive the vaccine, all while remaining in their car. After receiving the vaccine, individuals will be directed to a parking spot to wait for the designated 15 minutes to be monitored by a nurse.
Individuals will leave with their official CDC vaccination card and free merchandise from the Green River District Health Department. The giveaway items are limited and available while supplies last.
Free transportation is available via GRITS when scheduled 24 hours in advance. Call 270-686-1651 for information. The downtown trolley also stops in various areas downtown. For the trolley route and timetable, click here.
Any medical questions should be directed to the Green River District Health Department at 270-686-7744. For directions or other questions, contact the Chamber at 270-929-1860.
By Ryan Richardson The Owensboro Times