Columbus nonprofits help ‘folks on the margins’ get vaccine
In a whirlwind affair lasting less than an hour, 100 people rolled up their sleeves and received the COVID-19 vaccine at Safehouse Ministries in Columbus. The April 8 event was the organization’s first pop-up vaccine clinic, orchestrated by chaplain and director of Safehouse Neil Richardson, to vaccinate their support staff... Read more
Traffic picks up at Columbus mass vaccination site
Eric Mailman was one of the more than 600 people who got a shot at the Columbus Civic Center mass vaccination site as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday. It’s the first day of the state’s expanded eligibility that allows all Georgians over the age of 16 to be vaccinated. Appointment... Read more
Vaccine pharmacy data from Georgia, other states incorrect, CDC says
Health officials are unable to accurately track the number of vaccines administered in several states because of a reporting issue between pharmacies and state databases, CDC officials confirmed to McClatchy. The CDC could not specify the states affected or when the issue began, only that there was a reporting issue... Read more
Columbus opens mass vaccination site
Columbus is now home to Georgia’s largest mass vaccination site. The site, located at the Columbus Civic Center (1 Lumpkin Blvd.), outsizes the state’s eight other sites with a total of 10 vaccination lanes. The Columbus site has the capacity to perform 1,000 vaccinations per day but is expected to expand,... Read more
‘We’re blessed’: Grateful teacher among those getting vaccine
On the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, Krana Herriott-Felton was among the more than 1,000 Muscogee County School District employees vaccinated against the coronavirus Thursday. “I know it doesn’t fix everything, but it does help me with a little bit more security, knowing that... Read more

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