Mass vaccination sites adjust schedules due to severe weather threat

Due to the threat of severe weather, the mass COVID vaccination site at the Habersham County Fairgrounds in Clarkesville will open two hours late on Thursday, March 18. GEMA says the site will remain open late to accommodate appointment holders.

The mass vaccination site at the Habersham County Fairgrounds opened late Monday due to the threat of severe weather, but those with appointments were still able to get their shots.

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency adjusted its mass vaccination site schedules across the state. Agency director Chris Stallings stressed, “Our first concern is the safety of the staff and patients at these outdoor sites.”

The fairgrounds site in Clarkesville opened two hours later than normal, but GEMA said it would extend the hours to make sure all scheduled shots are administered. They did the same at the mass vaccination sites in Hapeville and Columbus.

Other sites in Albany, Sandersville, Waycross, Savannah, and Macon also adjusted their schedules to accommodate for impending bad weather.

District 2 Public Health and its 13 county health departments in Northeast Georgia did not make any schedule adjustments, according to district spokesperson Dave Palmer.

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