It may have been more than a year since you have been able to see someone you love. The elderly community, particularly those in facilities, have been greatly affected by the global pandemic. Now, with vaccines becoming available, it seems as if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This article will outline what you or a loved one needs to know about the getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia.
Who Can Get the COVID-19 Vaccination?
- Georgia Residents
- Individuals who are 65 or older
- Healthcare workers
The care plan is to be phased in beginning with elderly individuals and those who care for the elderly.
How Can A Person Get the Vaccine?
If you are eligible, you can find information on the site locations list online here. As supplies increase, the vaccine will be offered in a variety of locations across Georgia, including doctor’s offices, federally qualified health centers, health clinics, retail pharmacies and mobile clinics. Georgia residents are being encouraged to call their local health departments for assistance with scheduling an appointment for the vaccine.
After Getting Vaccinated
Once a person receives both doses of the vaccine, safety precautions should continue to be upheld. Proper, regular hand washing should be adhered to. Social distancing and mask wearing should still be practiced.
One thing everyone can agree on is that this pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives in some way. Orchard at Athens is here to stand by our residents’ sides every step of the way. If you think a community like the one we offer could be the right place for someone you love, please contact us today.