Efforts to get Grady County vaccinated against COVID-19 continued Friday with about 140 people getting their shots during a drive-thru event sponsored by Grady General Hospital.
During the two-hour drive-thru, nearly 70 people got their first shots, and more than 70 received their second dose of the vaccine. The hospital has scheduled another community drive-thru clinic at the school for Thursday, April 22.
Grady County residents may now make appointments online if they want to get vaccinated at a health department.
Those who qualify for vaccines can now schedule appointments for any of Southwest Public Health’s 14 counties, which includes Grady, by clicking on the link at southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org or https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/. The vaccine scheduling system from the Georgia Department of Public Health is called Vaccine Registration and Administration Solution (VRAS) system.
The online registration system, like the system used to schedule COVID-19 testing, allows users to search for the closest vaccine appointment, based on the user’s ZIP Code and availability. Information from the Department of Public Health states they plan to add a Spanish registration option to VRAS later this month.
In addition to the online option, vaccine appointments can still be made by phone. Contact the Grady County Health Department at (229) 377-2992 or the call center for scheduling at (229) 352-6567.
Local pharmacies as well as doctors’ offices are also offering vaccinations.