Athens-Clarke Jail vaccination plan in limbo after J&J pause
Officials at the Athens-Clarke County Jail are in a wait-and-see mode about a planned mass vaccination of inmates for COVID-19 that was set to begin April 20, Clarke County Sheriff John Q. Williams said Tuesday. The jail had planned to provide the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine to any inmate... Read more
DeKalb health director leaving to take White House job
Dr. Elizabeth Ford, district health director with the DeKalb Board of Health, is leaving her post to take a job in President Biden’s administration. DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson made the announcement in a Facebook post. Read the full article: Decaturish  Read more
Georgia pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Georgia health officials are pausing all vaccinations of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following guidance from the federal government. The Georgia Department of Public Health made the announcement early Tuesday, shortly after the federal authorities say they will investigate rare but serious cases of blood clots in some people who received... Read more
300,000 COVID vaccine appointments available
Vaccination appointments were hard to come by in metro Atlanta, but as of Monday Georgia has more shots than it does people wanting to get vaccinated, so availability is wide open – including at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Read the full article:  Read more
Middle Georgia colleges begin vaccinating staff, students
With most Georgians eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, and the state’s supply of doses flowing beyond private pharmacies, county health departments and mass vaccination sites, Georgia colleges and universities have started administering the vaccine to students, faculty and staff.  Some universities are opening their vaccination clinics to the general public... Read more

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