Northwest Georgia Health Departments Provide “After Work Hours” COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments to Georgia Residents and Individuals from Neighboring States Working in the State of Georgia; CEMPA Community Care Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Event for April 10
Catoosa, Dade, and Walker Counties launched a partnership to vaccinate adults and eligible minors unable to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments during normal business hours. The “after work hours” vaccination site offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments until 8:00 p.m. and is open to Georgia residents and individuals from neighboring states (Tennessee and Alabama) that work in Georgia. Residents of these neighboring states need to provide proof of employment in the state of Georgia for eligibility. The drive-through vaccination site is at the Catoosa Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia, and is one of the few sites open after 5 p.m.
This effort comes after a survey revealed a top concern for Georgians was the availability of appointments outside of regular business hours. The state of Georgia expanded eligibility to individuals age 16 and older on March 25. As of now, the Pfizer vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use for persons under 18 years old. Minors ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their vaccine appointment. Interested individuals must make an appointment in advance.
Who: Georgia residents and individuals working in the state of Georgia
Location: 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA 30736 (Catoosa Colonnade)
When: Vaccine appointments are available now
The appointment sign-ups are available online on the Catoosa County website. Anyone having difficulty scheduling online appointments may contact the Catoosa County Health Department at (706) 406-2000. For more information on the “after work hours” site, please visit the announcement provided at the WTVC website.
In addition, Cempa Community Care partnered with Galen Medical Group and the UTC School of Nursing to host its COVID-19 vaccination event on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Health workers will be administering Moderna vaccinations at this site. Interested individuals must make an appointment prior to receiving a vaccination. The event will take place at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church located at 4801 Highway 58, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Appointment availability is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Although Tennessee currently offers COVID-19 vaccines to Tennesseans age 16 and older, the Moderna vaccine has only been authorized for individuals 18 years of age and older.
More information, including appointment times, can be found here. The Galen COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone with questions regarding the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at (423) 618-9006.
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