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Southeast Georgia to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to those 65 and older

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich. With frustration rising over the slow rollout of the vaccine, state leaders and other politicians are turning up the pressure, improvising and seeking to bend the rules to get shots in arms more quickly. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich. With frustration rising over the slow rollout of the vaccine, state leaders and other politicians are turning up the pressure, improvising and seeking to bend the rules to get shots in arms more quickly. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Beginning Monday, COVID-19 vaccinations in the Coastal Health District and Southeast Health District of Georgia will be available to adults age 65 and older, their caregivers and emergency first responders.

The Coastal Health District includes Camden and Glynn counties, and the Southeast Health District includes Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware counties.

Vaccination of health care workers is already underway in those counties and will continue as the program expands.

There is no cost for COVID-19 vaccination through public health.

Camden, Glynn

All health departments in the eight-county Coastal Health District will begin scheduling vaccination appointments by phone on Thursday, Jan. 7.

“We are very excited to start this next phase, and we expect a lot of phone calls,” said Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District. “Supply is not going to meet demand right away, so we’re asking our communities for patience during this rollout.”

Hundreds of other health care providers across the state are also enrolling as vaccine providers.

“This is a monumental effort, and one that can’t be accomplished through public health alone,” said Davis. “If you are in this expanded phase 1a group, you may also want to check with your pharmacy or doctor’s office to see if they’re offering vaccine as well.”

To book an appointment, you can call:

  • The Glynn County Health Department at (912) 264-3961
  • The Camden Health Department - St. Marys at (912) 882-8515
  • The Camden Health Department - Woodbine at (912) 576-3040

A full list of telephone numbers for scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments in the Coastal Health District can be found at this link. More information is also available at www.gachd.org/covidvaccine/.

Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware

Are you interested in receiving your COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are in one of the groups listed below, beginning Monday you will be eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine Brantley, Charlton, Pierce and Ware counties.

  • Health care workers in clinical settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory technicians, environmental services)
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities
  • All law enforcement and fire personnel (including volunteer departments)
  • Adults aged 65 and older (and their caregivers as applicable)

An appointment is required to receive your vaccine at one of the Southeast Health District’s mass vaccination sites.

To verify eligibility and schedule an appointment, call 1-855-473-4374.

Please complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Packet and bring it with you to your appointment.


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