Northwest Georgia Health Departments Offering Third Vaccine Dose to Qualifying Individuals

Rome, GA - According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an additional (third) dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be considered for people with moderate to severe immune compromise due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments. People should get the same vaccine  … Continue reading Northwest Georgia Health Departments Offering Third Vaccine Dose to Qualifying Individuals

Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

Rossville, GA – The Walker County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 19. First and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available during this free event. Everyone 12 years … Continue reading Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade in Ringgold will offer drive-up COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 29. An appointment is no longer required to receive this potentially life-saving shot. Simply drive up to the Colonnade (264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold) between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., fill out a consent … Continue reading No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties Launch Regional COVID-19 “Vaccination Station” at the Colonnade

(Ringgold, GA - March 22, 2021) A partnership between Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties will expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for northwest Georgia residents. The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade launches this week with several thousand vaccination appointments available on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. The three counties combined resources to offer … Continue reading Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties Launch Regional COVID-19 “Vaccination Station” at the Colonnade

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

Walker County Animal Shelter Resumes Adoptions By Appointment

The Walker County Animal Shelter started accepting applications for appointments for animal adoptions in February. The county suspended adoptions at the shelter last year in an effort to keep staff safe amid the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past ten months, staff has worked with a team of animal rescue groups to place … Continue reading Walker County Animal Shelter Resumes Adoptions By Appointment

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