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Southeast Georgia not yet scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors, first responders

A health worker carries doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a box at the Rene-Muret hospital in Servan near Paris, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. France is starting its first vaccinations Sunday against the coronavirus at a nursing home northeast of Paris, in one of France's poorest regions. (Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP)
A health worker carries doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in a box at the Rene-Muret hospital in Servan near Paris, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. France is starting its first vaccinations Sunday against the coronavirus at a nursing home northeast of Paris, in one of France's poorest regions. (Thomas Samson/Pool Photo via AP) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Coastal Health District announced Thursday is still working out plans to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to first responders and seniors in Southeast Georgia.

The Coastal Health District is actively vaccinating healthcare workers in phase 1a of the state vaccination plan. At the same time, CVS and Walgreens are working to vaccinate people in long-term care facilities.

The next group for vaccination will include anyone over the age of 65 and all first responders, like law enforcement and firefighters.

The group said it is not yet scheduling appointments or collecting names for the next phase of vaccination, but it is working on the plan and should have more details next week.

The Coastal Health District includes Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

Once the vaccination is available, the group said to check with your doctor’s office, pharmacy or other local healthcare providers. Many providers are ordering and administering vaccines in addition to the health department.

More information is posted at at gachd.org/covidvaccine/. The state also has a COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline you can call to ask about eligibility. That number is (888) 357-0169.