The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA


The demand for the COVID-19 vaccine remains high in Walker County. Thanks to a partnership between Walker County Government, Georgia Department of Public Health and the Walker County Health Department, the process to get a vaccine has been streamlined.

One call now does it all. Eligible residents can call the Walker County COVID-19 hotline at 706-620-0887 or 706-670-1234 to get their name on the waitlist to be vaccinated. Then, as supply becomes available locally, someone from the call center will reach back out to schedule your appointment at the Walker County Health Department.

Ronald Underwood recently received his COVID-19 vaccine and was pleased with the vaccination process. Underwood said, “I am very impressed with how it’s gone today, because I being a senior citizen, so to speak, I was dreading if we had to get outside and stand and wait in line. This has been an excellent process.”

On your appointment day, arrive right around your appointment time. There is only a one page document to fill out, so if you show up too early and there are too many people inside, you may be asked to sit in your vehicle until your appointment to allow for social distancing in the Health Department lobby.

For many people, it takes about 10 to 12 minutes to go from arrival to shot in arm to back to the lobby. Stan Porter said, “They took me right on time. It was painless. The lady was very good at giving shots. It was very quick, in and out. “

Vaccinations are currently being conducted at the Health Department office in LaFayette. But as more supply becomes available, additional providers will be able to administer the vaccine. Porter added, “I think you are better off to have it than to not have it because the only way we’re going to get ahead of this virus is if enough people are inoculated that we can go back to some form of normalcy.”

Georgia has established multiple phases for the vaccine rollout, so if you are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine right now, sooner or later you will be.

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