Vax Report: Nearly 400,000 in Georgia have received the vaccine so far. Harbin Clinic Infectious Disease physician Dr. John Hostetler answers key questions about the shot. Publix, Kroger, Ingles offering vaccination — but check local stores before you go.

Vax Report: Nearly 400,000 in Georgia have received the vaccine so far. Harbin Clinic Infectious Disease physician Dr. John Hostetler answers key questions about the shot. Publix, Kroger, Ingles offering vaccination — but check local stores before you go.

 

The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard tracks the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov.
  • Through Saturday evening: 393,970 vaccinations had been administered.

 

Publix offering COVID vaccinations — but the portal shows appointments “fully booked” at the store’s Rome pharmacy. Cartersville location is not included. Click here for more: publix.com/covid-vaccine/georgia

From Kroger: 

All area Kroger Pharmacies have received a limited supply of the Moderna Covid-19. The vaccine is for phase 1A administration. Stores are taking appointments only, and they can be made at  http://www.Kroger.com/Covidinfo

Individual stores cannot make appointments but can confirm or cancel them. Check back regularly. More appointments will open as vaccine supply increases.

For more information on vaccine appointments at these stores, visit the links below:

  • Additional information on Publix COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
  • Additional information on Kroger COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.
  • Additional information on Ingles COVID-19 vaccine appointments is available here.

From Harbin Clinic: COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions and answers. Harbin Clinic Infectious Disease physician Dr. John Hostetler answers the most common questions or concerns heard from patients and the community. Watch the full interview to understand the science and why you should be the first to sign up when you’re eligible and it’s available in your area. Full interview: Click above or http://bit.ly/HarbinCOVIDVaccine

The Georgia Department of Public Health is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical volunteer program which matches the skills and credentials of medical and nonmedical volunteers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

Licensed medical volunteers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and advanced EMS personnel (EMT Intermediate and above) may be used to administer vaccination. Nonmedical volunteers may be used in administrative roles such as registering individuals for vaccination, data input, language interpretation, other administrative areas as needed, and providing guidance and assistance at vaccination administration sites.

To volunteer, log on to https://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-responds and click on the “Register Now” box. Registering only takes a few minutes and will connect you with . Prospective volunteers will be asked for their name, address, contact information and occupation type. In order to be eligible for some assignments, responders are encouraged to complete a profile summary, which includes skills and certifications, training, medical history, emergency contact and deployment preferences.

Once your skills and credentials are reviewed, you will be notified by a DPH representative.


Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.govThe tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool.

As of Friday, it shows the following:

  • Floyd: County Health Department, 16 E. 12th St., Rome. Transitions Hospice Care, 610 Shorter Ave.
  • Bartow: West End Pharmacy, 824 West Ave., Cartersville; county health, 100 Zena Drive, Cartersville.
  • Gordon: County health, 310 N. River Drive, Calhoun.
  • Polk: County health,  125 E. Ware St., Cedartown.  Primary Healthcare Center, 118 E. Girard Ave., Cedartown.
  • Chattooga: County health,  60 Farrar Drive, Summerville. Primary Healthcare Center, 11638 U.S. 27. Summerville.

To contact your county’s health department office, please call:

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