South Central Health District working to provide more access to COVID vaccine

Community groups are also helping with vaccination efforts within housing projects, restaurants, community events and jails.

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Public health leaders in Middle Georgia are working to get more people vaccinated. The South Central Health District says it is transitioning from mass COVID-19 vaccination sites to meeting people where they are to offer the vaccine.

Melissa Brantley with the South Central Health District says local health departments are providing the vaccine daily. Community groups are also helping with vaccination efforts within housing projects, restaurants, community events and jails. The health district also plans to partner with the local NAACP branch to offer vaccination opportunities at Juneteenth events.

Brantley says vaccination rates in Middle Georgia lag behind the state’s rate. She says she does not expect to see a huge surge in COVID-19 vaccinations. Instead she says vaccination numbers are growing steadily.

Visit the South Central Health District website for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

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