LINK: Finding vaccine locations in Georgia, South Carolina
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - State health agencies in Georgia and South Carolina have launched websites to try to help people find COVID-19 vaccination locations.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has made a webpage with COVID-19 vaccination information. You can see that page by clicking here.
The tool helps users search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, as well as providing a location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has made a map tool to find COVID-19 vaccinations in that state. You can view the map by clicking here.
Both state agencies say vaccine providers will be added/removed to the list. Also, to be patient as lots of locations are fully scheduled with appointments.
Several mass vaccination sites have opened or will open soon in Georgia.
Four sites that have already begun vaccinations are:
- Delta Air Museum, 1220 Woolman Place SW, Hapeville, Georgia 30354
- Albany Georgia Forestry Site, 2910 Newton Road, Albany, GA 31701
- Habersham County Fairgrounds, 4235 Toccoa Highway Clarkesville, GA 30523
- Macon Farmers Market, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
Five more sites will open in the state on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17:
- Columbus-Muscogee Site - Columbus, Ga.
- Washington County Site - Sandersville, Ga.
- Chatham County Site - Savannah, Ga.
- Bartow County Site - Emerson, Ga.
- Ware County Site - Waycross, Ga.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security agencies are opening the drive-through sites. The sites are expected to be able to vaccinate 1,100 people per day, per site. The sites will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments are mandatory and can be made by visiting a new website to help you pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who fall under the Phase 1A Plus categories will be able to sign up. You do not have to be a resident of the county of a mass vaccination site to make an appointment.
The sign up is for those who have not already received their first or second dose of the vaccine.
Georgia is partnering with the White House to build a new, major community-vaccination center in Atlanta. It’s being built at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The site will be capable of administering around 6,000 vaccines a day.
The plan is to have it open 7-days-a-week for an 8-week period.
The goal is to reach vulnerable populations in and around Atlanta. They hope to have the site up-and-running in the next two weeks.
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