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  More vaccines delivered to Dougherty Co. vaccination site

More vaccine doses were delivered to the GEMA Vaccination Site in Albany. They said this is after a spike in appointments.

  Phoebe offers update on vaccine supply after rescheduling Americus appointments

  Parents protest at Pelham City Schools

  VSU nursing students balance school, work amid pandemic

  SGMC hits 10K administered vaccines

  What you need to know about CDC’s double-masking recommendation

  Albany Area Primary Health Care moves locations for more space for vaccination clinic

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  Can you give blood if you’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine?

AAPHC mass vaccination program passes over 4K vaccine doses

Phoebe Sumter delays some COVID shots

WATCH: Kemp gives update on mass COVID-19 vaccination sites

  Gov. Kemp visits mass vaccination site in Albany

Dougherty Co. GEMA officials ready for new mass vaccination site

GRAPHS: Tracking Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is releasing its COVID-19 numbers.

Phoebe: COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping rapidly

Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System CEO and president, said system-wide, the hospital system had an average of five new COVID admissions a day over the last week.

Albany mass Covid vaccination site opens Monday

Four mass COVID-19 vaccination sites, including one in the Good Life City, are set to open next week, according to GEMA and Homeland Security.

  Weather delays COVID-19 vaccine shipments to South Ga.

Winter weather across the country is impacting shipments of COVID-19 Vaccines to Georgia.

WATCH LIVE: Kemp to give update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

  Clinch Memorial Hospital overcoming challenges during COVID-19

Southwell to merge Tifton vaccination clinics

  Lowndes High teachers unwind during health and wellness day

  Rep. Sanford Bishop ‘so impressed’ by Phoebe simulation center

DCHD offers COVID-19 vaccinations

Phoebe reports Friday COVID-19 numbers for Feb. 12

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is now providing vaccinations to patients at four Phoebe Physicians clinics, with plans to expand to a fifth location next week.

WATCH LIVE: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference

Dougherty County leaders are addressing the latest developments on COVID-19.

DPH Southwest Public Health to host Facebook Live Q&A

The live will be Friday at 3:30 p.m.

  Red Cross looking for blood donor ambassadors

The Red Cross needs more than just blood donors to make a blood drive happen. The organization is now looking for blood donor ambassadors across South Georgia.

  SGMC launches Angel Eye technology to help parents and long-distance relatives

South Georgia Medical Center has just launched its Angel Eye technology.

  SGMC hits 7,000+ administered vaccines

Drive-thru vaccinations have been going well at South Georgia Medical Center. They’ve administered more vaccines than the amount of confirmed cases in Lowndes County.

SGMC celebrates first cohort graduation for nurse residency program

At the end of the program, nurse residents received a nurse residency pin from SGMC Nursing Leadership and a certificate of completion.

Schumer, Ossoff, Warnock outline COVID-19 relief for Georgians

The two senators outlined the COVID-19 relief they're working towards.

  Phoebe makes progress on new expansion projects

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is continuing its expansion project despite the pandemic.

Phoebe to host blood drive at Albany Mall

It will be on Feb. 18, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

  Phoebe: ‘Our primary goal is if you’ve got the first dose, to make sure that second dose is there for you.’

Phoebe Putney Health System officials said it’s a group effort after seeing a 20 percent decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

  DCSS starts health surveys to keep kids in school

Dougherty County Schools say they send a Health Survey twice a week, to help keep kids in school.

  PCOM launches program to ‘spark’ medical field interest in high schoolers

SPARK, or Students Progressing in Academics for Readiness and Knowledge, is a new pathway program at PCOM aimed at getting high schoolers interested in going into the medical field.

  VSU preps for COVID-19 vaccination program

The university is gearing up for its first shipment.

Steiner: Phoebe’s COVID-19 numbers going in ‘right direction’

In January alone, there were 38 COVID-19 deaths across Phoebe.

  Colquitt Regional Medical Center talks vaccine update, visitation adjustments

Hospital officials said CRMC should be done with all second doses on Feb. 19. The hospital said a CRMC representative will call before someone gets the second dose.

  Dougherty Co. COVID-19 Task Force talks vaccines, Super Bowl safety precautions

COVID-19′s winter surge was one of many topics on Dougherty County leaders’ minds on Friday.

  Doctors raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in women

The American Heart Association says 1 in every 3 women die from cardiovascular disease. It kills one woman about every 80 seconds.

  Federal Retail Pharmacy Program aims to provide more access to vaccine supply

A federal retail pharmacy program aims to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 200 Lowndes Co. students quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure

It also said nine students and five employees are being quarantined because of positive test results along.

Phoebe sees ‘great news’ in latest COVID numbers but still ‘too early to celebrate’

“In the last week, we have seen a 20 percent decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations. That is great news, and it indicates we have passed the peak of the winter surge in southwest Georgia; however, it’s too early to celebrate.”

Dublin VA distributes COVID-19 vaccine with Warner Robins center

The vaccine will be available at the Warner Robins VECTR Center starting Monday. Eligible Veterans can schedule their appointment at (478) 277-6762

WATCH LIVE: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference

Dougherty County leaders are addressing the latest developments on COVID-19.

  Southwest Health District introduces Vaccine Equity Committee

The Georgia Department of Public Health has formed a committee to encourage seniors and people of color to get the vaccine. The department hopes this committee will help properly inform those hesitant about getting the vaccine.

  Doctor encourages everyone to get check-ups and screenings on World Cancer Day

It’s World Cancer Day and doctors at South Georgia Medical Center want to remind you the importance of regular check-ups.

Gov. Kemp, state health officials to give update on Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey gave an update on Georgia’s vaccine distribution Wednesday morning.

  Lee Co. nursing coordinator: ‘The one thing this pandemic has brought to light is the need for school nurses’

The Georgia Federation of Teachers is asking Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia General Assembly to increase funds for school nurses.

  What you need to know about the COVID-19 variant

The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday there are 19 cases of the COVID-19 variant in the Peach State.

Cuthbert nursing center announces new management

The facility has operated independently since the closure of its former hospital partner, Southwest Regional Medical Center.

ICE detainee from Mexico passes away from COVID-19 at Piedmont Columbus Regional

A Mexican detainee in the custody of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has died from COVID-19 complications at Piedmont Columbus Regional.

Phoebe reports Tuesday COVID-19 numbers

"Phoebe Putney saw its lowest three-day total in nearly two months and an indication we may have passed the peak of our winter surge,” said CEO Scott Steiner

  SGMC’s new Mercer residency program set to bring over 40 physicians

Hospital officials said this program will benefit not only the hospital but the community as a whole.

South Georgia Medical Center sees 20 COVID-19 deaths in past 9 days

In total, SGMC has seen 259 COVID-19 deaths of inpatients.

Georgia hospitals to benefit from rural tax credits

State legislation is giving taxpayers an option to support the state’s rural hospitals — at no additional cost.

106-year-old Atlanta-area woman gets COVID-19 vaccine in southwest Ga.

A 106-year-old woman was so committed to getting the COVID-19 vaccine that she traveled across the state to get a dose.

Americus hospital expands COVID vaccinations

Starting Tuesday, the vaccination site will be at the National Guard Armory, 901 Adderton Street in Americus.

Delirium or Dementia: Know the difference

We’re on your side with ways you can distinguish between dementia and delirium and get the help your loved one needs.

People are sharing their vaccination cards on social media. Why you probably shouldn’t do that

It's completely understandable! It's also a really good way to open yourself to identity theft.

SC teen dies from MIS-C, a COVID-19-related condition that affects children

This is the first child to die from the disease in South Carolina.

Phoebe Putney says Covid admissions are rising

Those interested in receiving a vaccine at any Phoebe location should call the Phoebe COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 229-312-1919 or request an appointment through the Phoebe Access mobile app

WATCH: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference

Dougherty County leaders addressed the latest developments on COVID-19, in a 45 minute conference.

Michigan dispensary offers free marijuana to those who received the COVID-19 vaccine

A Michigan marijuana dispensary launched the “Pot for Shots” program in an effort to encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when eligible.

Georgia medical center suspended from COVID-19 vaccine program

The COVID-19 vaccine is hard to come by in Georgia.

  Are two masks better than one?

Is wearing two face masks better than one when it comes to fighting COVID-19?

  Can you catch COVID-19 in between vaccine doses?

As the coronavirus vaccine becomes more widely available, health officials are advising those who take it to remain vigilant.

Ga. DPH cracking down on out-of-state travelers trying to get vaccinated

While states scramble to get more COVID-19 vaccines, people are also in a rush to get vaccinated. Even going as far as traveling to other states.

  Georgia expected to receive more vaccines as health departments fall short

As demand increased, the South Health District feared falling short for the second dose and wanted to prioritize having those vaccines on hand on time for those individuals.

Georgia to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The federal government announced that Georgia will begin receiving 25,000+ more COVID-19 vaccines weekly.

  Lee Co. community rallies behind family after cancer diagnosis

A Lee County family was shaken by an unexpected diagnosis.

  Chief jailer talks COVID-19 cases at Dougherty Co. Jail

Chief Jailer John Ostrander says, after the Thanksgiving surge, nearly 50 inmates are positive. He says they’ve taken several actions in response to the COVID-19 surge.

Phoebe: SWGA not at the peak of winter COVID-19 surge yet

The hospital system, Steiner pointed out, expects to get additional vaccines this week, which allows Phoebe to continue providing the first dose, along with giving the second dose to those that already got the first one.

LIVE: Kemp, Toomey give update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey will give a Tuesday morning update on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across the Peach State.

  SC woman spends days registering for COVID vaccine after losing husband of 58 years

Jo Mooney said her late husband, Terry, contracted the virus while in rehab after suffering from a stroke.

Walmart gearing up to offer COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia

In Southwest Georgia, the vaccine for those in Phase 1A will be at Walmart Supercenter in Albany, 262 Cordele Rd., and the Walmart Supercenter in Adel, 351 Alabama Rd.

Publix locations across Georgia receiving more doses of COVID-19 vaccine

More than 100 Publix pharmacies around the state of Georgia are receiving a second shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  ‘She’s still my mom but then, it’s like she’s not’: COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on a Ga. family

A Georgia daughter is asking for prayers as her mother recovers from COVID-19.

Gov. Kemp expands health professionals’ eligibility to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order to ease requirements and allow more medically trained professionals to safely administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Dougherty Co. COVID-19 drive-thru test over 100 residents on first day at new location

The Dougherty County COVID-19 testing site was moved to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.