UPDATE: Appointment required for COVID-19 vaccine on Monday

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UPDATE (10 a.m., Saturday) – The District 4 Public Health office issued this statement today …

Out of an abundance of concern for the well-being of people intending to camp out overnight to be among the first in line, we have decided to make this clinic by appointment only. Clinic hours will still be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11 but anyone without an appointment will be turned away. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-847-4262 option 1. Call center hours will be 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.9 and 8: a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.

Appointments will ensure we have adequate vaccine supply for the clinic and to safely manage the traffic surrounding the clinic. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for the public’s patience as we work to provide vaccine in a safe and efficient way.

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Original Press Release from District 4 Public Health on Thursday, Jan. 7

The Coweta County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all Phase 1A individuals on Monday, Jan. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, located at 275 Pine Road, Newnan. No appointment is necessary. (The update above now requires appointment).

Phase 1 A includes:

  • Healthcare workers in clinical settings (e.g., nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory technicians, environmental services)
  • Staff and residents of long-term care facilities
  • All law enforcement and fire personnel (including volunteer departments)
  • Adults aged 65 and older (and their caregivers as applicable)

Please bring identification to show proof of age. Wear short sleeves or loose fitting sleeves that can be rolled up and plan to wait in line.

It is recommended that everyone receiving a vaccine wait a minimum of 15 minutes afterwards to monitor for adverse reactions.

Contraindications to COVID-19 vaccine include:

Known allergy to vaccine components

Anyone who has received any vaccine in the last 14 days

Persons with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection

  • Vaccination should be deferred until recovery from acute illness (if person had symptoms) and criteria have been met to discontinue isolation
  • No minimal interval between infection and vaccination
  • However, current evidence suggests reinfection uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection and thus persons with documented acute infection in the preceding 90 days may defer vaccination until the end of this period, if desired.

Persons who previously received passive antibody therapy for COVID-19

  • Vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days to avoid interference of the treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses–Based on estimated half-life of therapies and evidence suggesting reinfection is uncommon within 90 days of initial infection.

Persons with a known SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

  • Community or outpatient setting: –Defer vaccination until quarantine period has ended to avoid exposing healthcare personnel (HCP) or other persons during vaccination visit.

The District 4 Public Health office will continue to provide updates on www.district4health.org letting the public know when vaccine becomes available.

It is critical that even as vaccine becomes available to more people, all residents continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. While the COVID-19 vaccine is 95% effective in preventing illness in the individual being vaccinated, it is not yet known if the vaccine fully prevents person to person transmission or asymptomatic infections.

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