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Happening at ALL Health Dept COVID-19 Clinic Sites in North GA: April 26 – 29!

North (GA) - Georgians 16 and older still have the opportunity to walk in to one of our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics with NO Appointment! Public Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties will take clients with no appointment at their current COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites April 26th thru 29th from 9 am to 3 pm. There is NO Cost to clients.*  Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be offered, as available. Teens ages 16 to 18 are only permitted Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Pfizer is most reliably available in Whitfield County. Addresses for the county public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are as follows:

Cherokee County:  Canton First Baptist Church, 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA 30114

Fannin County:  Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30213

Gilmer County:  Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540

Murray County:  Murray County Parks & Recreation Dept, 651 Hyden Tyler Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705                                   

Pickens County:  Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA 30143           

Whitfield County:  Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Blvd, Dalton, GA 30720

*Health insurance accepted IF presented, but there is NO out-of-pocket expense to clients!

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Please see the dates and information on how to register for the upcoming virtual Health Care Transition workshops facilitated by Parent 2 Parent in partnership with public health. Both workshops, May 13th and May 19th from 6pm-7pm. Both workshops are for our Spanish speaking parents.

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WALK UP COVID 19 VACCINE CLINICS BANNER

For a Limited Time in North Georgia: April 19 – 22!

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North (GA) - Are you a Georgian aged 16 or older? Then come on down to a limited Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic where NO Appointment is Needed! These limited no-appointment walk-up clinics will be conducted by Public Health Departments at their current COVID-19 vaccine clinic sites in Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties, April 19 – 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM. There is NO Cost to clients.* Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be offered, as available (Pfizer is most reliably available in Whitfield County). Teens ages 16 to 18 are only permitted Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Get safely vaccinated against COVID-19 and protect yourself, your family and your community! See locations for participating county public health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic sites below:

Fannin County:            Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge, 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30213

Gilmer County:            Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540

Murray County:           Murray County Parks & Recreation Dept, 651 Hyden Tyler Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705                                   

Pickens County:          Pickens County Recreation Department, 1329 Camp Road, Jasper, GA 30143           

Whitfield County:        Whitfield County Health Department, 800 Professional Blvd, Dalton, GA 30720

*Health insurance accepted IF presented, but there is NO out-of-pocket expense to clients!

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Following the guidance of the FDA and CDC, Georgia is pausing ALL J&J vaccinations until further notice. Additional information is below.

NEWS RELEASE: April 13, 2021                                                                         

DPH Follows FDA and CDC Guidance Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia 

Atlanta – Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice. The FDA and CDC are reviewing data involving six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot occurring in women aged 18-48 about a week after vaccination. None of the six cases are in individuals vaccinated in Georgia and are unrelated to the reactions reported last week at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. 

DPH and District Health Departments are working to provide Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for individuals with previously scheduled appointments for the J&J vaccine. In some cases, this may require rescheduling, and we ask for patience while scheduling arrangements and adjustments are made.

Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare, but out of an abundance of caution DPH will temporarily stop the administration of the J&J vaccine while scientists review the data around these cases. More than 124,000 doses of J&J vaccine have been safely administered in Georgia.

Individuals who have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care providers. DPH urges all health care providers to be aware of the potential for these adverse events and plan for appropriate treatment required with these types of blood clots.

Vaccination remains one of our best tools for stopping the spread of COVID-19, along with basic prevention measures – wearing a mask, distancing from others, avoiding large gatherings and frequent hand washing.

DPH will continue to monitor the situation with J&J vaccines and provide additional information as it becomes available.

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

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