LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the last two weeks, volunteers with the city of Lexington have gone door-to-door in different communities to spread the word about pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the area.
What You Need To Know
- Lex Do It campaign encourages residents to get their COVID-19 vaccine
- Volunteers have been going around door-to-door with informational packets for the past two weekends
- The campaign plans to go door-to-door throughout the end of July
- Over the last two weekends, the city has been able to knock on over 1,000 doors
Laurent Vesely, a volunteer, has been knocking on doors for the past two weekends, encouraging Lexington residents to get their vaccine.
“I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing with my time and weekends than helping get good information out for this public health campaign,” Vesley said.
Vesely is just one of many volunteers that takes part in the Lex Do This campaign, an initiative that's encouraging community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We're taking the clinics to locations where it's easy for folks to get to where it's walkable, where you know they don't have to drive too far. The appointments are walk in, so you don't have to set up an appointment. It's a very easy process you can get in and out,” Quin Welch, Aide to the Mayor of Lexington said.
Welch said volunteers have gathered over the last two weeks to promote pop-up clinics in the area, knocking on over 1,000 doors.
“[We've seen] overwhelmingly positive reactions, for the most part. There are some people who have questions which that is okay to ask questions and that's why we're at the doors, because people will have the right to ask questions," Welch said. "And we want to be able to give them good information, there's a lot of misinformation out there. So we want to give them good information."
Vesely said going door-to-door has helped him build relationships within the community, and plans to continue volunteering throughout the campaign. He hopes to encourage others to do the same.
“We're gonna help people stay out of the hospitals and [not get] COVID. We're gonna help save lives by giving our city herd immunity or community immunity. And I think it's something a lot of people are going to want to be involved in this summer, a lot of people are going to come out and volunteer with us, because it is such a good feeling,” Vesley said.
The Lex Do This campaign will continue every weekend, with volunteers going door-to-door in different communities until the end of July.