LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Teenagers, you're up. 

What You Need To Know

  • 16-year-olds can register for the vaccine

  • Norton Healthcare, arks 100k shots given out

  • Appointments are available

  • UofL is accepting walk-ups and drive-up patients

Beginning Monday in Louisville healthy 16-year-olds can register for a vaccine. Plenty of appointments are available according to UofL Health's Associate Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hugh Shoff.

Norton Healthcare handed out 100 Grand candy bars to mark 100k shots given

“We have the ability to vaccinate up to 4000 at the mass-vaccine site as well as our locations that UofL Health has been running for vaccines and right now we still have a good number of appointments available," Dr. Shoff told reporters Monday.

Just a few weeks ago the age requirement for getting a vaccine was 50+ now high schoolers can get vaccinated. Dr. Shoff says UofL Health can handle an influx of appointments if that does happen.

Monday was a big day for Norton Healthcare as well as its clinics marked a milestone, 100,000 shots given..

“I can’t even believe that this has happened because the very first day we opened we had 500 patients and felt like that was a lot and now we’re doing more than 1,700 and I can’t believe the eagerness and excitement people have for this but they are coming in droves," Eagan said.

“I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting to get this done. My daughter is a nurse and she had hers and didn’t have any side effects and so I’m hoping for the same amount," a woman told us Monday.

Melissa Steineker says as of Monday her entire family is eligible for a shot. “My youngest son is 16 so we’ll probably get him vaccinated soon," Steineker saiid. 

Mary Ann & Terry pose for a picture after receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine shot