PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTH GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT (STATE DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH): The Cherokee County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinic will move to Canton First Baptist Church next week.
The department will begin operating the clinic at the church, located at 1 Mission Point in Canton, starting next Monday, February 1, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM each Monday through Friday.
The new location will replace the COVID-19 vaccination clinic currently located at the health department’s Woodstock health center. The vaccine will still be offered at no out-of-pocket expense at the new location. Insurance will be billed, but only if it is available. There will be no expense to any client. Anyone who does not have insurance will not be billed for the vaccination.
Those who received their first dose from the health department and were scheduled for their second dose at the original location, will now need to go to the church location. The health department is contacting those people to inform them of the new location, but for anyone who may not receive the message, please be aware to go to the church for the second dose.
The new clinic will allow the county to vaccinate several more people at the same time, as more vaccine becomes available.
The health department is using its current stock of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for appointments that already exist. The county is expecting to receive more vaccine, although it’s currently unclear exactly when that will occur and by how much, as that depends on the overall U.S. supply.
When it does happen, the county will be ready to handle the extra appointments at this new location.
As of last Friday, January 22, over 6,100 Cherokee County residents have received a COVID-19 vaccination.
When new appointment times are ready to be scheduled for Georgians who are currently eligible for vaccination, an announcement will be released to the public via broadcast media, social media, partnering community agencies and on the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org with instructions for appointment registration.
Residents are urgently requested to not contact the church regarding anything related to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The church is in no way connected to the clinic except to allow the clinic to operate on church property.
To better focus public health resources on COVID-19 vaccination operations, the health department center in Canton is currently offering only basic public health services, including routine immunizations, STD treatment, TB treatment, and breast and cervical cancer screening for women. The Canton center is also providing WIC services, and the Woodstock center is continuing to provide Vital Records services.
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