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More eligible for vaccines beginning next Monday

The Grady County Health Department is continuing to take appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine, and this week Archbold Memorial Hospital announced it is once again open to scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible community members.
The State of Georgia is still in Phase 1A+ of their vaccine distribution which includes: healthcare workers, long-term care staff and residents, adults 65 or older and their caregivers, first responders and funeral home workers.
Beginning Monday, March 8, educators, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers and parents of children with complex medical conditions will also be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible community members can schedule an appointment by calling Archbold’s COVID-19 vaccine call center at 229-584-SHOT (7468). The call center is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. An appointment is required to receive a vaccine; walk-ins for vaccines are not accepted.
Since Archbold began its vaccination program in mid-December, the hospital has administered more than 16,000 vaccine doses, according to hospital spokeswoman Shealy Register.
Richard Phillips, director of Grady County Emergency Management Agency, says a vaccination station set up in the student parking lot at Cairo High School will be used in the future, likely when Georgia opens up the program to more members of the public.
To contact the Grady County Health Department, call (229) 377-4544.

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