The City of Henderson is providing free transportation to a new Community Vaccination Center that opens Thursday.
The new vaccination center in Henderson is a partnership between FEMA and the state of Kentucky that’s bringing COVID-19 vaccines to underserved areas.
Spokesperson Donna Stinnett said Henderson Area Rapid Transit, or HART, will provide transportation to the vaccination center at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension site on Kentucky 351, also known as Zion Road.
"The city of Henderson made the decision that it would be good to support the efforts of that clinic and their efforts to reach out to as many people as possible, particularly in underserved areas, to provide some free transportation to that site, via our Henderson Area Rapid Transit Service," said Stinnett.
That service is for residents who live within the city limits.
“I think it’s exciting," said Stinnett. "It’s hopeful that we can continue to reach as many people as possible and I’m glad to see it happen.”
The Henderson site will offer the vaccine to residents of 12 counties in western Kentucky.
Free transportation for vaccinations is also being provided by the Audubon Area Community Services, GRITS transportation program.
The second Kentucky site for a Community Vaccination Center, in partnership with FEMA, is in Laurel County.