Phoebe Putney Health System said it anticipates receiving shipments of the Moderna vaccine this week, after a vaccination site in Americus had to reschedule vaccinations due to delivery delays because of bad weather.
Albany Area Primary Health Care just administered a little over 4,000 COVID-19 vaccines. After an overwhelming amount of patients wanting the vaccine, they partnered with Phoebe to get more space for their site.
“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.”
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.
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.