The Pennyrile District Health Department announced that second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines would be available this week through the district’s health departments.

The PDHD oversees the health departments in Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon and Trigg counties.

Executive Director Elisha A. Kite said people who have had the first dose of the vaccine will be contacted by their local health department.

“The Pennyrile District Health Department will begin administering the second dose of the two-dose Moderna vaccine to persons who received their first dose from the PDHD (Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon and Trigg counties) the week of Jan. 4,” she said in an email on Thursday. “This is the second dose for those who have already received the first dose only.

“We are currently contacting and scheduling appointments for persons who are due for their second dose. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your appointment time. This will help us keep traffic flowing and ensure a speedy vaccination process.”

Kite added that if people who have taken the first dose haven’t been contacted by the health department, they should call the health department to make an appointment.

Those numbers are: Caldwell County 270-365-6571, Crittenden County 270-965-5215, Livingston County 270-928-2193, Lyon County 270-388-9763 and Trigg County 270-522-8121.

This round of second-dose vaccines are still part of Kentucky’s Phase 1B, which provides vaccines to first responders, K-12 school personnel and those 70 and older. The next phase, Phase 1C, provides vaccines for people 60 and older and those 16 and older with a high-risk condition.

“We are not ready for 1C until we get the 1B population vaccinated,” she stated in the Jan. 22 email. “The previous phases can always get vaccine in whatever phase we are in. Currently, we are being told by the state that we will not be receiving anymore first dose vaccine until the middle of February.”

County health departments will be open at 8 a.m. weekdays. On Monday, Livingston County residents can get their second dose at Livingston Central High School and Crittenden County residents can get their second dose at the Crittenden County Health Department.

On Tuesday, Caldwell County residents can get their second dose of the vaccine at the Caldwell County Health Department and Lyon County residents can get their second dose at the Lee S. Jones Park Convention Center.

On Wednesday, Trigg County residents can get their second dose at the Trigg County Senior Citizen Center.

The Caldwell Medical Center is giving booster doses of the vaccine and waiting to hear when it will receive additional doses. The CMC continues to provide drive-up COVID-19 tests by appointment at the facility entrance. Appointments can be made by calling 270-365-0428.