Logan Memorial Hospital Partners with Local Schools to Offer Vaccinations

January 22, 2021

Logan Memorial Hospital (LMH) announced today that they received special vaccine allocations from the state of Kentucky to vaccinate K-12 personnel in our community with prioritization guidance from the Kentucky Department of Public Health.  In partnership with Logan County Schools, Russellville Independent Schools and Russellville Christian Academy, LMH was able to hold a special vaccine clinic at Logan County Career and Technical Center on Friday, January 22nd.  During this clinic, Logan Memorial Hospital was able to vaccinate 410 school personnel against COVID-19.

“Logan Memorial Hospital knows that teachers and schools have been greatly affected by COVID-19”, said David Brash, CEO at LMH.  “We were eager to partner with and vaccinate our local educators.  Offering this vaccine to school personnel ensures our community is one small step closer to ending this pandemic, and it is just one more way that we are Making Communities Healthier.”

School administrators echoed Brash’s sentiments. "Thanks to Logan Memorial Hospital for their cooperation with Logan County Schools in making today's vaccinations a success”, said Paul Mullins, Superintendent of Logan County Schools. “We are excited to see so many staff members taking advantage of this opportunity to be vaccinated. The safety of our staff and students is our highest priority, and the decision to get the coronavirus vaccine is another step in protecting our community. It is my hope that this opportunity will help us get back to normal where students are safely learning in-person, full-time. We are grateful to Logan Memorial Hospital for coordinating the effort to get all of the school staff members who signed up vaccinated in just one day." 

Superintendent Larry Joe Begley of Russellville Independent School District said, “I would like to thank Logan Memorial for partnering with our RISD family to administer this vaccine.  To me, it feels like we have a little light at the end of the tunnel.  The health and safety of our KIDS and STAFF is and will remain our priority. We are very fortunate to have Logan Memorial in our corner.” 

Once the vaccine is more widely available, LMH will work with local and state partners to educate community members on how and where to get vaccinated. Check their website and social media platforms often for immunization plan updates.