400 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to be Administered in Hogansville
February 15, 2021– Hogansville, Georgia Thanks to swift coordination between the District 4 Office of the Georgia Department of Public Health and the City of Hogansville, a vaccination site for the public is set to operate on Friday, February 26th for providing 400 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines. The District 4 Office will operate the appointment-only vaccination site at the public parking lot directly adjacent from Hogansville City Hall at 400 E Main Street in Hogansville.
“At this critical juncture convenience is paramount towards maximizing vaccination efforts,” said City Manager Jonathan Lynn. “The ability to successfully increase locations serving our residents both where they live and work, the more likely it is that we will see a slowing of cases within Troup County,” he continued. “My sincere thanks to District 4 Office of the Georgia Department of Public Health and Hogansville Police Department who are making this happen.”
“We are committed to bringing COVID-19 vaccines to the public as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mayor Bill Stankiewicz. “Hogansville was ready and willing to answer the call to action and provide the necessary leadership, coordination, and staffing in standing up a vaccination site right away in partnership with our local Public Health office. Through this collaborative effort, we are making it more convenient for to get vaccinated against this highly contagious and deadly virus.”
Hogansville Police Department will assist with traffic control and security at the vaccination site.
“I commend our fellow officers for how quickly they mobilized to host a vaccination site in our city,” noted Interim Chief of Police Jeff Sheppard, who handled coordination for this event. “Operationally, this is a tremendous achievement and will benefit our community greatly. The same protocols will be in place on March 26th when second round of vaccine doses are provided to the same individuals,” Sheppard also stated.
Due to limited vaccine supply, the City and the Department of Public Health are currently offering vaccinations to healthcare personnel First Responders and long-term care facility residents, as well as people who are age 65 and older. As more vaccine supply becomes available, healthcare providers will expand access to additional groups.
Public health officials strongly advise everyone to continue to take steps to limit the spread of the virus and reduce strain on our health care systems. These actions include: staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask when leaving home, limiting interactions with those outside your immediate household, keeping a physical distance of at least six feet apart, washing hands frequently, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible.
Visit the Department’s COVID-19 vaccine website, www.district4health.org, for the latest updates on vaccine eligibility and distribution.