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FDA approved emergency use authorization for Janssen vaccine

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.

New COVID vaccination requests

Any UK HealthCare employee who wishes to receive either the initial COVID-19 vaccine dose or their Pfizer booster dose, should CLICK HERE to request vaccinationRead more…

Vaccination update, 2-25-21

  • Vaccinated 57,699 UK HealthCare and other people. Total 88,258 vaccine doses.
  • It is perfectly OK to take longer than 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) to get your booster shot.
  • The Pfizer booster is ONLY being given at Employee Health and Kroger Field.
  • Employees who elect to receive their booster at Kroger Field should go to ukvaccine.org or click here and complete the request form, include your UK ID and check the box that says “second dose.” You will then receive an email fairly quickly to sign up for a slot that works with your schedule.
  • Mobile Community Vaccination Stations designed to reach underrepresented members of our community disproportionately impacted by the pandemic are scheduled for upcoming Saturdays in February, March and April. Contact Tukea Talbert for more information.

Hospital-based registered nurses needed for quick survey on moral distress during COVID-19

Moral distress is a serious issue affecting nurses around the country, and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this issue may be at a heightened concern. This study seeks to understand how hospital nurses have been coping with moral distress, as well as the role that emotional intelligence and organizational support may play in these efforts. Read more…

NEW! The Y Academy at UK’s Spring Break Camp

Pack your bags and load up the car, because we’re taking a cross-country trip (virtually, of course!) through the biggest and brightest destinations in the USA! From exploring New York City to strolling down Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, we’ll visit parts of the country you don’t get to see every day. Children will be making their own travel postcards and landmark crafts to bring home to their families. At the end of the trip, we will celebrate with a Kentucky-themed party! Read more…

FDA to review third COVID vaccine for emergency use

On Friday, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will consider Johnson & Johnson’s application for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine developed by Janssen Biotech. If approved, this will be the third COVID vaccine authorized for use in the U.S., and the only one that is administered in a single dose.

Read the briefing document prepared by the FDA for the meeting

Vaccination update, 2-22-21

  • Vaccinated 50,782 UK HealthCare and other people. Total 73,276 vaccine doses.
  • The Vaccination Clinic at Kroger Field is expanding capacity to be able to do 4,500 vaccinations per day.
  • It is perfectly OK to take longer than 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) to get your booster shot.
  • The Pfizer booster is ONLY being given at Employee Health and Kroger Field.
  • Employees who elect to receive their booster at Kroger Field should go to ukvaccine.org or click here and complete the request form, include your UK ID and check the box that says “second dose.” You will then receive an email fairly quickly to sign up for a slot that works with your schedule.
  • Mobile Community Vaccination Stations designed to reach underrepresented members of our community disproportionately impacted by the pandemic are scheduled for upcoming Saturdays in February, March and April. Contact Tukea Talbert for more information.

Visitor hours extended

Currently, one designated visitor is allowed for each non-COVID patient, with some special exceptions, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As of Tuesday, Feb. 23, we have dropped the visiting hours and are requesting that the designated visitor come with the patient upon admission and stay until discharge. If the designated visitor cannot stay the entire time, they can visit only once per day and will not be permitted to re-enter until the next day if they leave the facility. Read more…

New guidelines for vaccinated employees exposed to COVID-19

Health care workers who have met the criteria for a COVID exposure AND who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Are fully vaccinated (i.e., two weeks or more following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, OR two weeks or more following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  2. Are within three months following receipt of the last dose in the series
  3. Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure

Please see updated Guidance for Health Care Workers with Respiratory Illness or Exposure to COVID.

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