Meadows Regional Medical Center to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to public

Meadows Regional Medical Center to start offering COVID-19 vaccine to public

VIDALIA, Ga. (WTOC) - As they continue to get their doctors and staff vaccinated at Meadows Regional Medical Center, they’ll start next week to offer vaccinations for the public, but they say you can’t just walk up and get your shot.

Staff members and doctors who want the vaccine have been rolling up their sleeves as the hospital tries to protect them from the virus - either from patients or from outside the hospital. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karne McColl says their vaccinating people in the public based on their risks - whether by health or occupation.

“We’re doing health care providers. We’re doing - as of Monday - people over 65 and caregivers for people over 65, police officers and firemen. They’ll do the public vaccinations at the Pearson building a few blocks from the hospital,” said Dr. McColl.

They say they’ll continue vaccinations as long as they have it in supply.

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