Local health officials say demand for the vaccine is currently high and is likely to be higher over the next few weeks.More and more people are looking to get vaccinated as the push and promotion to get vaccinated grows, especially in the black community.
Local hospitals and the Richmond County Health Department are all holding vaccination clinics in efforts to meet the growing demand.
- Augusta University Health plans large-scale clinics through Saturday at its vaccination hub at 2834 Washington Road, as well as outreach locations. Officials report that the clinics have many open slots, and appointments can be made by visiting https://www.augustahealth.org/vaccine.
- The Richmond County Health Department is vaccinating 600 to 800 people a day, and on Monday one of Augusta University Health’s smaller clinics vaccinated about 150 people. But they’re expecting a big jump by the end of this week.
- Additionally, Gold Cross EMS is partnering with both the City of Augusta and Columbia County to provide two walk-in clinics for people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday and Thursday.
- Wednesday, March 10-at the Bessie Thomas Community Center located at 5913 Euchee Creek Drive (Grovetown) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday March 11, at Oasis Church off of Highway 88 in (Hephzibah) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Current guideline include seniors aged 65 and up, K-12 teachers, caregivers for the elderly, adults who are trach or bi-pap dependent and parents with children who have the following medical conditions: asthma, cystic fibrosis and diabetes. Gold Cross Vice President Steven Vincent has said that if there are leftover vaccines, no one will be turned away, however It's on a first come first serve basis.
of revised CDC guidelines, the clinic is available to seniors aged 65 and up, K-12 teachers, caregivers for the elderly, adults who are trach or bi-pap dependent and parents with children who have the following medical conditions: asthma, cystic fibrosis and diabetes.