Vax Report: Local virtual town hall on the vaccine set for Feb. 2. Also: 674,967 vaccinations through Monday evening including more than 20,000 in NW Georgia. Publix taking appointments starting today for vaccinations starting Thursday.

Vax Report: Local virtual town hall on the vaccine set for Feb. 2. Also: 674,967 vaccinations through Monday evening including more than 20,000 in NW Georgia. Publix taking appointments starting today for vaccinations starting Thursday.

Questions about the COVID vaccines? Here are your answers: One Community United in association with Redmond Regional Medical Center and the City of Rome present a Zoom-based virtual town hall on the COVID vaccination push on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.  It is open to all.

 

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 Monday: 674,967.
  • 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia through Friday: Dr. Gary Voccio said 20,000 vaccinations had been administered in the 10-county Northwest Health District. “Supply is very limited.. demand is very high,” he says, adding that Moderna is the primary vaccine being given here. It requires a second dose in 28 days but there is a two-week window beyond that, Voccio says.

Coronavirus vaccine at Publix Pharmacy: Starting Tuesday, Jan. 26 after 6 a.m.,  eligible customers can access COVID-19 vaccine appointment availability beginning Thursday, Jan. 28. Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy. Eligibility:

The following persons are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia, by appointment only:

  • first responders
  • healthcare workers
  • individuals ages 65 and older and their caregivers, and
  • residents and staff of longterm care facilities.
  • Click here for more.

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 Saturday, it shows the following:

  • 4 sites in Floyd: County Health Department, 16 E. 12th St., Rome. Transitions Hospice Care, 610 Shorter Ave. East Rome Walmart. Winslette Pharmacy (Shorter Avenue).
  • 2 sites in Bartow: West End Pharmacy, 824 West Ave., Cartersville; county health, 100 Zena Drive, Cartersville.
  • 3 sites in Gordon: County health, 310 N. River Drive, Calhoun. The Prescription Shoppe, 1042 Red Bud Rd NE. Calhoun,
  • 2 sites in Polk: County health,  125 E. Ware St., Cedartown.  Primary Healthcare Center, 118 E. Girard Ave., Cedartown.
  • 2 sites in Chattooga: County health,  60 Farrar Drive, Summerville. Primary Healthcare Center, 11638 U.S. 27. Summerville.
  • Grocer pharmacies: Please check with the nearest Publix, Kroger, Walmart or Ingles pharmacies as well.

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

Select Your County: 

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.

 

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