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STEAM Academy holds vaccine clinic for students, staff and family members

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 11:51 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington’s STEAM Academy held a vaccine clinic for students, staff and family members on Thursday.

It comes after Pfizer’s vaccine was approved to be given to children aged 12 to 15.

Fayette County Public Schools partnered with Wild Health for the vaccine clinic. School officials say about 80 people registered, more than half were between the ages of 12 and 15.

“I was super excited because I want to get out of the house. I want to see my friends again,” freshman Madeline Logsdon said. “I was also kind of nervous because of the shot, and I don’t like shots. It was a bittersweet experience.”

For Maddie Blankenship, taking the shot is about more than just seeing friends. It’s about staying alive.

“It was exciting for me because of all of my health issues,” said freshman Maddie Blankenship. “I’ve had a liver transplant and I have two really rare diseases. So, I’m very immuno-compromised. I’ve been locked up in my house almost over a year now. So, this was very nice to be out, for one, and to get it so I can go back to normal and be happy again.”

A few weeks ago the district held vaccine clinics at all the major high schools in Lexington. School officials say about 1,000 people have been vaccinated during the clinics.

On Tuesday, the last day of school, there will be vaccine clinics at all the major public high schools in Fayette County. The clinics next week will be open to people receiving their first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines.

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