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How to get a coronavirus vaccine in Mableton

How to get a coronavirus vaccine in Mableton

MABLETON -- As COVID-19 cases rise among the unvaccinated, the Mableton Farmers Market – a community service project of the Mableton Improvement Coalition – Cobb County PARKS, Cobb and Douglas Public Health and the nonprofit Community Organized Relief Effort are partnering to administer free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Mable House Complex. The events will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be the only one administered and only one dose is needed. Clients must be 18 years of age or older. Reservations are encouraged, but, walk-in clients…
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Georgia says ‘no’ to vaccine passports

Georgia says ‘no’ to vaccine passports

Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports. The order also forbids vaccine passports as a condition for entering Georgia and prohibits state agencies from treating unvaccinated employees differently from those who have received vaccinations. “While I continue to urge all Georgians to get vaccinated so we continue our momentum in putting the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview, vaccination is a personal decision between each citizen and a medical professional – not state government,” Kemp said in a prepared statement. “This order also clearly states that…
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How to get your coronavirus vaccine in Haralson and Polk Counties

How to get your coronavirus vaccine in Haralson and Polk Counties

According to the Haralson County School District, CVS stores in Tallapoosa and Cedartown now have Pfizer Covid vaccine available for anyone 12 and older. Tanner is also holding vaccination events for people 12 and older. There is no charge for the vaccine. Parents can also call Haralson County Health Department at 770-646-5541 to schedule a Pfizer vaccine for their child.
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How to get your coronavirus vaccine in Forsyth County

How to get your coronavirus vaccine in Forsyth County

Forsyth County will be assisting Public Health District 2 in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines on May 21, 24, and June 1, 2, 4, at Lanier Technical College at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be used these dates. Residents are encouraged to register for an appointment, however walk-ups will be accepted. Registration opens tomorrow afternoon, May 18. To register for an appointment: http://ow.ly/dYm250E8zXOFor information in additional languages: http://ow.ly/bGKs50EONkv To learn more: http://ow.ly/v0Uj50EONjM
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First Baptist Snellville is giving coronavirus vaccines

First Baptist Snellville is giving coronavirus vaccines

SNELLVILLE -- A Southern Baptist church in Gwinnett County will be offering COVID-19 vaccines in May. The vaccines will be available at First Baptist Snellville at 2400 Main Street East on Wednesday, May 12, from 2 to 7 p.m. A medical professional will be on hand to administer the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. Those who receive their first shot on May 12, will be scheduled to receive their second Moderna shot on Wednesday, June 9. All vaccines are no charge to the patient. To register for your vaccine, please call 770-978-7000 between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 4:30…
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You can get vaccinated at Truist Park on Saturday

You can get vaccinated at Truist Park on Saturday

While the team is on the road, the Atlanta Braves will host a free, walk-in vaccination clinic at Truist Park this Saturday, May 1. The Braves are teaming with Northside Hospital and Cobb & Douglas Public Health to provide free Pfizer vaccinations to those who register. Here are some details:First dose:          Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.Second dose:     Wednesday, May 26 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.*  Open to all individuals 16 years of age and older; individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardianMasks are…
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Georgia will resume Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccinations

Georgia will resume Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccinations

Georgia will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The decision comes after government advisory board gave the green light to resume the vaccine after investigating the risk of blood clots. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the United States should resume Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations. Pending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s formal acceptance of the decision, the Georgia Department of Public Health will again offer the vaccine to Georgians aged 18 and older. However, there is no timeline yet for when administration will begin again.  The advisory committee advised that a warning should…
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Will Georgia colleges require students to get coronavirus vaccines?

Will Georgia colleges require students to get coronavirus vaccines?

After a stressful year of video conferences and hybrid coursework, University of North Georgia associate professor of rhetoric and composition Matthew Boedy is beginning to think about what he’ll say when he greets his students in the classroom this fall. “What I’m looking forward to most is the individual student conferences,” said Boedy, who is also conference president of the Georgia chapter of the American Association of University Professors. “Some people have had video access problems, some didn’t want to use the actual video, they just wanted to do audio, but we will go back to those happening in my…
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A mass coronavirus vaccination site is coming to Newton County

A mass coronavirus vaccination site is coming to Newton County

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments will open a mass vaccination site in Newton County, located at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Newton Campus in Building D - 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington on Monday, April 19, 2021. The site will be operational Monday through Wednesday each week by appointment only. Dependent on vaccine availability, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will be available at the location. Individuals can register for an appointment online or by calling the state scheduling resource line. Second-dose appointments will be made during the first visit. “We are thrilled to open our third mass vaccination site,…
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Georgia halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to blood clot risk

Georgia halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to blood clot risk

Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blood clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot. The six cases of “a rare and severe type of blood clot” are among more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson-brand vaccine administered in the U.S. as of Monday, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare,” the FDA said in a statement Tuesday. The six cases of blood clots all occurred…
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Johnson & Johnson vaccines halted in Cumming: Here’s what you need to know

Johnson & Johnson vaccines halted in Cumming: Here’s what you need to know

State officials are halting COVID vaccinations at a Cumming site after eight people had adverse reactions to getting a Johnson & Johnson shot there Wednesday. The CDC is evaluating the situation in the Atlanta suburb and in three other states – Iowa, Colorado and Michigan. One person in Cumming was evaluated at a hospital and then released, the Department of Public Health said Friday. The other seven were monitored at the vaccine site — the Cumming Fairgrounds — and sent home. The reactions “were consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine, but due to the number…
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gets vaccinated

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gets vaccinated

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has received his coronavirus vaccine. For Kemp, it was "one and done," as the governor received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday afternoon at the Ware County Health Department in Waycross. Kemp waited in line until he became eligible to receive the life-saving vaccine, which he was finally eligible for starting Thursday. Kemp traveled to the southeastern part of the state to again reiterate that the vaccines are safe and effective. "Like thousands of other Georgians, I was thrilled to roll up my sleeve and get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine today - and I was…
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Kemp to get vaccine Friday, all adults can get it starting Thursday

Kemp to get vaccine Friday, all adults can get it starting Thursday

The long winter of COVID-19 looks to be coming to an end in Georgia. All Georgians age 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting this Thursday, March 25, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday. The long-awaited expansion comes as Georgia is set to receive another boost in the weekly shipment of vaccines, largely due to the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine that increased the state’s allotment this week to 450,000 doses, according to the governor. “This is our ticket back to normal,” Kemp said. “We’re getting closer to that point every single day.” Sign up here to…
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Georgia expands coronavirus vaccinations to include high-risk health conditions

Georgia expands coronavirus vaccinations to include high-risk health conditions

Georgians ages 55 and older as well as those with a variety of health issues will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting next Monday amid a recent boost in supplies, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday. Vaccines could also potentially be available for all Georgia adults starting next month if the current number of shots that federal officials are sending weekly to the state continues to increase as it has in recent weeks, Kemp said at a news conference. “Provided we continue to see increasing vaccine supply, it is our intent to open up vaccination to all adults the first part…
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Cherokee County will hold virtual learning days to vaccinate teachers

Cherokee County will hold virtual learning days to vaccinate teachers

Students in Cherokee County will have virtual learning days later this month so that their teachers can get vaccinated. All Cherokee County schools will be closed for in-person learning on Thursday, March 11, and Friday, March 12, so the school system can administer COVID-19 vaccinations to employees.  All in-person students will be expected to log on to the Canvas platform for daily instruction. Teachers and staff will report to campus and will be teaching online throughout the day and be available to answer emails during regular school hours.   The exception to this will be the time when the teacher is…
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