By REBECCA HAZEN
As of last Thursday, March 25, The Georgia Department of Public Health and Governor Brian Kemp, announced that all Georgians ages 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Increased COVID vaccine supply and significant progress in vaccinating Georgia seniors, our most vulnerable population, allows the state to move forward and to ensure all vaccine doses are being put into arms,” a press release states.
The press release continues, “Vaccination, along with strict compliance with basic prevention measures – wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands frequently – will help Georgia stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Dade County residents can make an appointment for a vaccine at the Health Department by calling (706) 657-4213. Residents also have the option of getting a vaccine at the new vaccination center, located at The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.
The vaccination center is a partnership between Catoosa, Walker and Dade counties.
A direct link to sign up for a vaccine at the center can be found online at dadecounty-ga.gov.
Dade County has seen 14 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1.161 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.