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Hours extended for no-appointment vaccinations

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To combat increasing COVID-19 numbers, the Baldwin County Health Department, along with all 13 North Central Health District sites, will extend the hours for no appointment vaccination.

The new schedule for the Baldwin County sites is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With the addition of recent hours, plus another day the site has doubled the time to allow for citizens to get vaccinated.

The 13 health departments will now offer the vaccination as a regular clinical service during business hours. According to a press release, all no-appointment vaccine days will provide a single brand vaccination. Anyone who received the vaccination through clinical services will receive the option of choosing from available brands.

Baldwin County recently showed high transmission rates as the test positivity rate rose by 24%. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 5,000 cases have been reported for Milledgeville-Baldwin County. August had so far been the month with the highest average cases for the county.

Vaccination is just one way to fight against the transmission of COVID-19. Out of the 4 million Georgians fully vaccinated, only 0.3% have tested positive for coronavirus. Anyone who remains unvaccinated is put at a high risk of contracting the virus.

Other ways to fight the possible transmission of COVID-19 is continued mask usage, limiting non-essential traveling, and limiting indoor and outdoor activities where there are large crowds.

While all 13 sites now offer no-appointment vaccinations, individuals can call 478-749-0179 or 1-844-987-0099 to schedule appointments at any of these locations.