COVID-19 vaccine distribution site to open in Hogansville
The Hogansville City Council announced Monday night that a vaccination site for the community is set to open on Friday, Feb. 26 for providing 400 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines.
City Manager Jonathan Lynn said that all 400 spots have already been filled.
District 4 Public Health will operate the appointment-only vaccination site at the public parking lot directly adjacent to Hogansville City Hall at 400 E Main Street in Hogansville.
“At this critical juncture, convenience is paramount toward maximizing vaccination efforts,” Lynn said. “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. My sincere thanks to District 4 Office of the Georgia Department of Public Health and Hogansville Police Department who are making this happen.”
Stankiewicz encouraged everyone in the community to get the vaccine if they could.
“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 to get vaccinated against this highly contagious and deadly virus.”
The HPD 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,” said Interim Chief of Police Jeff Sheppard, who is overseeing coordination for the drive event. “Operationally, this is a tremendous achievement and will benefit our community greatly. The same protocols will be in place on March 26 when the second round of vaccine doses are provided to the same individuals.”
According to the city, 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.
Additionally, as more vaccine supply becomes available, healthcare providers will expand access to additional groups.
Visit the health department’s COVID-19 vaccine website, www.district4health.org, for the latest updates on vaccine eligibility and distribution.