Effective January 11th, people age 65 and older and first responders – including law enforcement – will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, the vaccine was only available to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Due to the limited quantity of vaccines, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that certain priority population groups receive the vaccine first. This tiered method of vaccine distribution will prioritize frontline workers and the most vulnerable populations.
W&A Engineering is very grateful for the hardworking men and women at the Georgia Department of Health working diligently to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Southern Mill Partners and W&A Engineering recently worked in concert to partner with the Department of Health to donate the parking area, tents, and office space necessary to open the new testing and vaccination facility located off of Oneta Street within the Southern Mill Complex.
Both testing and vaccination will be provided free of charge at the new site, but appointments are required. To make an appointment for either testing or vaccination, visit PublicHealthAthens.com or call 706-340-0996. Priority will be given to those who live or work in the Northeast Health District, which includes the following counties: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton.