SGMC opens COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru site

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 16:27:40-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — South Georgia Medical Center will begin to vaccinate Georgians this week at the new COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru.

Georgia recently expanded its eligibility to include citizens 65 and older, area law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders.

Vaccinations will be by appointment only and can be scheduled by clicking here.

SGMC’s vaccination site allows citizens to schedule an appointment and utilize a drive-thru to receive the vaccine. Recipients will then be monitored for 15 minutes after the vaccination is administered.

“SGMC is excited to be able to offer the region another option to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Because vaccines are limited, citizens are encouraged to utilize SGMC’s online scheduling tool. This provides users the opportunity to learn more about the vaccine process and schedule their appointment,” said Scarlett Rivera, the Director of Infection Prevention.

The vaccination team expects to vaccinate approximately 150 people per day beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

The site is located at the SGMC Main Campus Surgery Center parking lot at 2417 North Patterson.

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