(9/20/21) – Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary for the Northwest Georgia Health District
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(8/23/21) – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.
“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”
(8/20/21) – The Georgia Department of Public Health has contracted with MAKO Medical to provide free COVID-19 testing at convenient locations around the state. In Northwest Georgia, MAKO Medical will provide free drive-up COVID-19 testing from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Colonnade in Catoosa County (264 Catoosa Circle) on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, August 25.
There are no eligibility requirements for free testing at either site other than having a Georgia address and registering online. For those without internet access, assistance with registration by telephone is available at 919-351-6256.
MAKO Medical will provide test results within two to three days by either signing up for their portal at http://www.mako.luminatehealth.com or by opting for notification via text message during the registration process.
(8/18/21) – Northwest Georgia health departments offering third vaccine dose to qualifying individuals
View daily COVID-19 testing information on the state DPH dashboard. Click here if you are looking for information on how COVID-19 is impacting local government operations.
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