District 2 Health Department outlines how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine

Community, News
Vaccine District 2

GAINESVILLE, Ga – Public Health Department District 2 provided instructions for those who are now eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Last week, Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Director Kathleen Toomey added adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination in Phase 1-A.

Sign up online at www.phdistrict2.org

To provide the vaccine in a safe environment, they ask everyone to follow these steps.

  1. Vaccines are for residents who live or work in the counties that comprise District 2
  2. Vaccines will be given by appointment ONLY – Walk-ins will not be accepted
  3. They will limit the number of people in enclosed spaces by observing recommended social distances to prevent the spread of illness
  4. Come to the appointment as close to the allotted time as possible to reduce the number of people in the waiting area (patients may be asked to wait outside or in their car if  too early)
  5. If patients have insurance, please bring your card. Insurance will help pay to offset the cost of administering the vaccine.
  6. There will be no cost to anyone to get vaccinated.
  7. People should plan to remain for post-vaccination observation for up to 30-minutes
  8. Prior to vaccination, a review of product-specific safety information and consent will be required
  9. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccine require two-doses – appointments are required for both doses
  10. Please understand patients will receive the vaccine that is available (Pfizer or Moderna)

A call center number will be available on Monday, January 11 for those who do not have access to online registration.

District 2 serves Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Habersham, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White.

Residents of these counties can register for the vaccine from District 2.

Image courtesy of Lisa Ferdinando from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

 

District 2 Public Health announces new hours of operation

Community, Press Release
District 2 hours of operation testing guidelines vaccinations

GAINESVILLE, GA – District 2 Public Health announces new hours of operation for all 13 county health departments. The new hours will offer health department services until 7:00 pm every Tuesday. These extended hours will add convenience for individuals whose schedules may not allow them to come to the health department during the 8:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule. The change will go into effect on November 30.

                The new hours of operations are:

                Monday, Wednesday, Thursday                         8:00 am to 12:30 pm; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

                Tuesday                                                                            8:00 am to 12:30 pm; 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

                Friday                                                                                 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Environmental Health Offices and the District Office will keep their current operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for, Union and White Counties.

Union County Environmental Health        Monday – Friday       7:30 am to 12:00 pm

                                                                                                                   1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

White County Environmental Health       Monday – Thursday        8:00 am to 12:00 pm

                                                                                                                         1:00 pm to 5:30 pm

                                                                           Friday                                    8:00 am to 12:00 pm

                                                                                                                           1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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