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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Camille Wright, a junior ISC and digital media design major, directs patients to open stations on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK vaccine operations to switch locations

Sarah Michels May 10, 2021

In a hopeful sign that post-COVID normalcy is moving even closer, the University of Kentucky announced that their vaccination operations will be moving out of their temporary vaccine clinics and into normal...

A box of COVID-19 vaccines is carried to vaccine stations on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021,  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Natalie Parks & Jack Weaver April 13, 2021

The University of Kentucky will temporarily halt administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 following a call from U.S. health agencies.The CDC and FDA called for the pause out of an "abundance...

A person receives their COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the mobile vaccine clinic at the Charles Young Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Data shared by UK gives insight into vaccine distribution

Natalie Parks April 9, 2021

Newly shared data from the University of Kentucky shows that more than half of UK employees and students have been vaccinated against COVID-19.UK president Eli Capilouto announced the milestone in an email...

MICHAEL CLUBB | STAFFA patient receives the vaccine during the opening of the COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the Central Bank Club on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Students planning to be vaccinated hope for travel after

Gillian Stawiszynski April 2, 2021

The long, dark, COVID winter may be behind us: according to Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky is in its tenth straight week of declining COVID-19 cases. The positivity rate in Kentucky is now at 2.97%, the lowest...

Governor’s March 22 update hopeful, yet cautious

Samantha Money March 22, 2021

More positive news for Kentucky on the COVID-19 front: as of this week, 1.2 million first doses of COVID-19 doses have been given in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said in his March 22, 2021 press briefing.The...

Rebecca Edwins, a third-year medical student, confirms a patients medical information at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Back on track: UK student volunteers form vital part of return to normalcy

Sarah Michels March 18, 2021

When the Lexington community returns to a semblance of pre-pandemic normalcy, consider thanking the hundreds of UK students who volunteered at the university’s vaccine clinic operations.  As of May...

A researcher preps a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Johnson & Johnson trial. Photo provided by ENSEMBLE research group. 

Kentucky researchers and the race for COVID-19 vaccines

Hannah Stanley March 11, 2021

Some people called it a scientific miracle. But the development of three vaccines against a new coronavirus in less than a year is just that – science. The incredible effort behind these successful vaccines...

Lexington residents wait the 15 minutes of observation following their COVID-19 vaccination at the mobile clinic held by UK at First Baptist Church Bracktown on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Natalie Parks | Staff

Mobile clinics aim to bridge racial gap in vaccine distribution

Natalie Parks February 27, 2021

As part of a city movement to bridge a racial gap in vaccine distribution, the University of Kentucky is partnering with community sites to hold mobile clinics that are more accessible to Lexington residents.UK...

Dr. Isabel Escobar, a professor in UK’s College of Engineering, receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through the faculty outreach in mid-January. “Side effects: slightly sore arm and A LOT OF HOPE!!!” wrote Dr. Escobar on Twitter after receiving her first dose on Jan. 13, 2021. Photo provided by Escobar.

Behind every shot, a story

Natalie Parks January 27, 2021

Surprise. Confusion. Relief; then elation.These are the emotions that those chosen by UK to receive the COVID-19 vaccine cycled through upon learning they would get the shot.“I was so excited that I...

COVID variant confirmed in northern Ky.

January 27, 2021

On Jan. 27, Governor Andy Beshear updated the state of Kentucky on COVID-19 and the vaccination process. Beshear began by thanking each individual who is working, volunteering and participating in the...

UK begins vaccinations for non-healthcare staff

Natalie Parks January 13, 2021

Just a month after administering the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers, UK is now expanding their vaccine rollout to include campus employees.According to reports, some faculty members...

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