COVID vaccinations, health services postponed or delayed ahead of Thursday’s severe weather

COVID vaccinations, health services postponed or delayed ahead of Thursday’s severe weather
COVID-19 drive-thru test site. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Due to the possibility of severe weather, getting the COVID vaccine at some places is postponed.

Phoebe Sumter is postponing COVID-19 vaccinations for Thursday, according to a press release from the hospital.

Phoebe officials said they are working to notify all people with appointments at the Sumter County Emergency Operations Center in the former National Guard Armory on Adderston Street.

The appointment will be rescheduled at an available time that is convenient for them, according to the release.

The release said vaccinations will continue as scheduled at all other Phoebe vaccination locations because those facilities include appropriate areas where everyone can safely shelter if severe weather strikes.

The Southwest Health District is delaying all services offered by the district’s 14 county health departments and its programs and clinics will delay opening on Thursday.

Services are scheduled to resume at noon on Thursday, depending on road conditions and other factors.

“Attempts have been made to reschedule appointments made for tomorrow,” the health district said in a release. “If they were not, individuals should contact the health department at their earliest convenience to make appropriate arrangements.”

GEMA/Homeland Security (HS) also announced that some mass vaccination sites will either delay opening or close early due to inclement weather.

Below is a list of the sites and how they are impacted.

  • Albany Georgia Forestry Commission Site: Site will delay opening until 1 p.m. All appointment holders will be rescheduled to arrive after 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.
  • The Delta Museum Site, Habersham County Fairgrounds, and Columbus Civic Center will delay opening until 10 a.m. All appointment holders will be rescheduled to arrive after 10 a.m. and hours will be extended to accommodate all appointments.
  • Sandersville – Word of Life Church: Site will close at 11 a.m. All appointment holders will be rescheduled to arrive before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.
  • Waycross Mall: Site will close at noon. All appointment holders will be rescheduled to arrive before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.
  • Savannah – Gulfstream Aerospace: Site will close at 1 p.m. All appointment holders will be rescheduled to arrive before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18.
  • Macon Farmers Market Site – Site personnel will monitor the weather and shelter in place as needed.

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