Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is ending its nearly yearlong operation of free COVID-19 testing sites effective Thursday, February 25, with the closing of that day’s site in Walker County. “Over the last two months, we’ve been shifting more and more of our limited public health resources to providing vaccinations,” says … Continue reading Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Walker County

Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Staff at the Walker County Health Department continue to work tirelessly to get as many shots in arms as possible. Unfortunately, the amount COVID-19 vaccine being sent from the state to Walker County remains erratic and inadequate to meet demand. Inclement weather across the county last week further hampered efforts, … Continue reading Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Walker County

Georgia DPH Launches New COVID Vaccine Dashboard

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data … Continue reading Georgia DPH Launches New COVID Vaccine Dashboard

Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant Program is awarded to local governments that make significant efforts to provide a safe work environment for their employees. Grant money will be used to purchase safety equipment. Walker County plans to purchase ten … Continue reading Walker County Awarded Employee Safety Grant

CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County

(CHI Memorial contributed to this post) CHI Memorial EMS started providing ambulance service – including emergency and non-emergency transport – to Walker County on February 1, 2021. During the first day of service, CHI Memorial responded to 18 calls that resulted in 15 transports. Under the four-year agreement, ambulances will be strategically located throughout Walker … Continue reading CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County

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 … Continue reading The COVID-19 Vaccination Process in Walker County, GA

Walker County Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

There is a new number for Walker County residents to call to submit their information to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Monday, January 25th, the Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, available at 706-620-0887 and 706-670-1234, will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Through a partnership with the Walker County Health … Continue reading Walker County Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

Statement from the Walker County Health Department Concerning the Scheduling of COVID-19 Vaccination

Due to the overwhelming number of incoming calls from the public seeking appointments for COVID-19 vaccination, our phone system is overloaded but it is operable and has not crashed or been shut down.  You may have difficulty getting through and may receive a message stating the phone system is down, but it remains operable. We … Continue reading Statement from the Walker County Health Department Concerning the Scheduling of COVID-19 Vaccination

Two new ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Northwest Georgia now available

This information is no longer current. Please call the Walker County COVID-19 Vaccine hotline at 706-620-0887 or 706-670-1234 to make an appointment.     Updated 1/12/21: The Walker County Health Department has asked that we share the following information for those trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment: Now that the online registration portal for … Continue reading Two new ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Northwest Georgia now available

Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

LaFayette, GA - Blake Hodge, Walker County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, along with 46 other medical first responders in Walker County.  Due to limited supply, COVID-19 vaccinations are currently only available locally to healthcare workers and medical first responders in the Phase 1a … Continue reading Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine