COVID-19 Update: Vaccines offered on Saturday, March 6 at Todd-Grant Elementary School

Health Department Accepting Appointments for March 6th COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
The McIntosh County Health Department will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Todd-Grant Elementary School on DeVillars Road in Darien.

    Vaccinations are by appointment only and limited to Georgia residents in Phase 1a and Phase 1a+ which includes:

  • Adults age 65 and older
  • Caregivers of individuals age 65 and older. A caregiver is a person, paid or unpaid, who regularly provides assistance with tasks of daily living.
  • Emergency first responders
  • Healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities

“We’re hoping to reach a lot of residents in the current vaccination phase who haven’t been able to schedule an appointment yet,” said McIntosh County Nurse Manager, Brooke Deverger.

This vaccination clinic is for residents in need of a first vaccine dose only. Appointments can be scheduled by going to gachd.org/vaccine, or calling 912-230-5506.

 

 

Weekly Update for 2.19.21

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Weekend & Ongoing Clinics

The Coastal Health District has given more than 51,000 COVID-19 vaccinations so far, and we’re just getting started.

We have ongoing vaccination opportunities at each of our county health departments and are scheduling Saturday clinics as well. There is a clinic happening tomorrow in Camden County (appointments fully booked), and these two are coming up soon:

For weekday appointments at our county health departments, visit chdcovidvax.org 24-hours a day to schedule an appointment online. If you need assistance with scheduling, call our phone bank at 912-230-5506 during business hours.

Click here for a list of other providers offering COVID-19 vaccination.

If you’d like to see vaccination data for every county in the state of Georgia, there is a new COVID-19 vaccination interactive dashboard available online.

Safety and Health Advice for In-Person Schooling

Some students in the Coastal Health District will return to in-person school next week after a long period of virtual schooling. If your child is headed back into the classroom, here is some advice for a healthy, happy return.

  • Check in with your child each morning for signs of illness. If your child has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, or other symptoms of illness, they should not go to school.
  • If your child has had close contact to a COVID-19 case, they should not go to school.
  • Review and practice proper hand washing techniques at home and explain to your child why it’s important.
  • Reinforce the concept of physical distancing with your child.
  • Develop daily routines before and after school—for example, things to pack for school in the morning like hand sanitizer and an additional (back up) mask, and things to do when you return home like washing hands immediately and washing masks.
  • Talk with your child about how school may look different (e.g., desks far apart from each other, teachers maintaining physical distance, possibility of staying in the classroom for lunch).
  • Talk with your child about how school is going and about interactions with classmates and teachers. Find out how your child is feeling and communicate that what they may be feeling is normal.
  • You can be a role model for your child by practicing self-care. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat well, and stay socially connected.

If you’d like more tips and advice, visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

Frequently Asked Question:

I heard vaccine shipments in Georgia have been delayed because of weather conditions around the country. Will my upcoming appointment be affected?

A: Appointments with the Coastal Health District are not affected. We currently have enough vaccine for upcoming appointments, so the delay has not caused us to cancel appointments or reduce availability at our health departments.

Community Partnership Brings COVID-19 Vaccine to Underserved Populations

This week, the Chatham County Health Department provided vaccine, nurses, and staffing for the first of several church-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Savannah. The program is led by the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System and local faith leaders, working together to engage church congregations in underserved communities. Additional church-based clinics are planned in the coming weeks.

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