More volunteers needed at Louisville’s primary vaccination site

More volunteers needed at Louisville’s primary vaccination site

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Mass vaccinations continue at Louisville’s drive-thru location at Broadbent Arena, and city leaders are praising its successes.

However, more it’s going need more help from volunteers if it’s going to stay that way.

Earlier this week, Louisville Public Health and Wellness Interim Medical Director Dr. SarhBeth Hartlage said they had enough volunteers signed up to last at least three weeks, but the site may be open much longer than that.

On Friday, city leaders again urged more volunteers to step up.

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, volunteers are needed from top to bottom.

Volunteer Dylan Vish has been at Broadbent Arena every day since the site opened.

“This week I’ve been here I think 43 hours at this point,” said Vish.

Vish is a medical student, and like other volunteers, he’s worked wherever they’ve needed him.

That earned him the first ever LouVax volunteer of the Week award.

He said he just wants to make a difference. “I want to be part of the solution. I don’t want to be part of the problem anymore,” said Vish. “I want this thing to be over with. We’re all sick of 2020 and I think 2021 it’s a new year. New Year New me.”

Vish was finally vaccinated Friday after his volunteer hours qualified him for the vaccine.

He believes everyone will play a vital role in the vaccination process.

“The people getting vaccinated are the solution and the people [volunteering] are the solution,” said Vish. “I think together we’re just going ot make the city a better place and I’m super excited to get vaccinated, and after me it’s going to be my family.”

VIsh plans to continue volunteering as long as his class schedule allows it.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you don’t need medical background. There are spots needed for many different areas.

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