Health Department accepting appointments for youths 5-11 to get Pfizer vaccine. Another Floyd resident dies from COVID; Georgia tops 25,000 virus deaths. 39 virus patients in Rome hospitals, up 1 on Friday.

Health Department accepting appointments for youths 5-11 to get Pfizer vaccine. Another Floyd resident dies from COVID; Georgia tops 25,000 virus deaths. 39 virus patients in Rome hospitals, up 1 on Friday.

The Floyd County Health Department and all area health departments have expanded Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include ages 5 to 11. For convenience, please schedule all COVID-19 vaccinations by calling the Floyd County Health Department at 706-295-6123. All Georgians five and older are now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently  approved for ages 5 through 17, however the health department also offers Moderna and J&J vaccines for those over 17.  In addition to health department, COVID-19 vaccines are available through pediatrician offices, local pharmacies, and other healthcare providers. For vaccine availability, please go to vaccines.gov. Flu shots are also available from most healthcare providers, including the health department, and recommended for anyone over six month of age. Other health department numbers to call:



FRIDAY

  • Floyd County resident the latest COVID victim from Northwest Georgia. Also another probable death in Gordon County.
  • 39 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond on Friday; up 1 from Thursday. 28 at Atrium Health Floyd, 11 at Redmond.
  • 26 new cases in Northwest Georgia.
  • 728 new cases in the state.
  • 53 additional deaths. 
  • Source: Georgia Department of Public Health.


Free COVID tests at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds as well as LakePoint. What to know:

  • Rome: Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Rome. Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  There is no Sunday testing. Please register online at https://honumg.info/LTSGA011
  • Emerson: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., LakePointe Sports Complex. Registration link.

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