Ringgold, GA – The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade, a partnership between Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for northwest Georgia residents, has transitioned operations back to local health department facilities.
The transition increases access to COVID-19 vaccines to five days a week at the Catoosa County Health Department. In Walker County, free COVID-19 vaccinations are available by calling the Walker County Health Department in LaFayette at 706-638-5577.
Since beginning operations, the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station has provided nearly 55,000 vaccinations to north Georgia residents. The regional effort included the Catoosa County Fire Department, Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, Catoosa County Emergency Management Agency, Puckett EMS, Walker County Fire Rescue, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Dade County Fire Departments, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Department of Public Health, CHI Memorial including CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia Administrator Angie Stiggins and CHI Memorial Lead Pharmacist Carey Smith.
“We are thankful for the outstanding service from our first responders and health care providers who have worked long hours in all types of weather to provide our citizens with access to the vaccine,” said Catoosa County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steven Henry. “Our partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health provides the best path forward in our continuing fight against the COVID pandemic with all three vaccines available five days a week at our Health Department.”
In addition to local health departments, north Georgia residents who want COVID-19 vaccinations can also get them from private providers. To find the closest COVID-19 vaccine, residents can either go online at www.vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233.