Lowndes County doctor first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 7:46 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 19:46:40-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Dr. William Grow rolled up his sleeve Friday morning at the Georgia Department of Public Health in Valdosta to be one of the first in Lowndes County to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

He said distribution is the start to a return of normalcy, but that the fight doesn't stop with the vaccine.

"Even with getting the vaccine, we're not letting those mitigation's go away until enough people get vaccinated that it can't be spread throughout the community and all the vocations that we would like to go to, want to go to, and have not been going to, in addition to not being able to be with our families," said Dr. Grow.

The GDPH said they are unsure of when their next vaccines will be available, but say that it will come from Moderna.