Beginning Monday, July 26, Medical Center Urgentcare will administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for adults and children ages 12 and older. Additionally, Med Center Health will begin the process of transitioning the location for its Bowling Green vaccine distribution from The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex (HSC) on the campus of The Medical Center to Medical Center Urgentcare. The transition will make vaccines available during extended hours seven days per week. The current vaccine clinic at the HSC will continue to provide vaccines through Monday, August 9, after which all vaccines will be given at Medical Center Urgentcare. Those who are already scheduled for their shot at the HSC will still go to the HSC for their appointment.
Medical Center Urgentcare is located at 291 New Towne Drive off of Lovers Lane in Bowling Green and is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week. Any eligible person seeking a COVID-19 shot can walk in during regular business hours or make an appointment by calling or texting the word COVID to (270) 796-4400.
- The vaccine is available to anyone 12 and older. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be administered.
- There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine.
- Anyone who has undergone monoclonal antibody treatment should wait 90 days before seeking the vaccine.
- Those who have recovered from COVID-19 are encouraged to be vaccinated but should wait until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation (see CDC guidelines).
- COVID-19 testing is also available at Urgentcare.
Med Center Health has administered nearly 87,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine across Southcentral Kentucky thanks to the many volunteers and staff who have worked so diligently to make the community safer.
Med Center Health encourages everyone 12-years-old or older to get the vaccine, particularly as the highly-contagious Delta variant becomes more prevalent in our area. Vaccination is safe and effective. Every person who gets the vaccine brings the community another step closer to ending this pandemic.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit MedCenterHealth.org/vaccines.