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Canton CoV Vax Woodstock

Woodstock Health Center Resumes All Public Health Services

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Cherokee County, GA – On Monday, June 7, 2021, the Cherokee County Health Department will move COVID-19 vaccine distribution from Canton First Baptist Church to the health department centers in Canton and Woodstock. Also on Monday, public health services that had been suspended at the Woodstock Health Center due to the focus on the pandemic, will resume. Services at the Canton Health Center had not been suspended and will continue to be offered.

Information about the wide range of public health services and programs offered to Cherokee County residents is provided on the North Georgia Health District website at https://nghd.org/nghd-locations-listing/category/cherokee.

The health center hours are: 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

To make an appointment for public health services offered at the health centers in Cherokee County, call (770) 345-7371 for the 1219 Univeter Road location in Canton or call (770) 329-0133 for the health center located at 7545 North Main Street in Woodstock.

No appointment is needed for a COVID-19 vaccination and no identification is required. The vaccine is provided at no-cost to individuals.

Everyone 12 years of age and older is urged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 immediately to help stop the spread of the virus. The health centers will offer Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, depending on availability, and Pfizer vaccine is the only one approved for children ages 12 to 17.

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North GA – Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for youths ages 12 to 17, and public health officials in North Georgia strongly recommend that they get their vaccine as soon as possible this summer to be fully vaccinated before the new school year begins.

Health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but some health departments are capable of maintaining only a limited number of doses, so it is best to call the health department ahead of arrival to confirm Pfizer vaccine is available that day (please see phone numbers below). The health departments will also conduct special vaccine clinics to make it easier for young residents to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that is approved for them. Public announcements about these vaccine clinics are being posted online in North Georgia Health District News at https://nghd.org/news.

COVID-19 vaccine is no-cost at the health departments. No appointment is needed. No identification is required.

Minors must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated (access the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form in English or in Spanish).

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Get Vaccinated at the Gilmer County Health Department June 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th!

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Ellijay, GA – Young people ages 12 to 18 are invited to come by a four-day Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic hosted by Gilmer County Health Department at 28 Southside Church Street in Ellijay. The clinic will be held:

        • Tuesday, June 1st, 7:30 AM to 6 PM
        • Wednesday, June 2nd, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
        • Thursday, June 3rd, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
        • Friday, June 4th, 7:30 AM to 12 PM

All minors must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to be vaccinated (click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form in English or in Spanish). COVID-19 vaccine is FREE. No Appointment is needed. No Identification required. Come get vaccinated for a safer summer and protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19! For more information about COVID-19 vaccine, go to Questions About COVID-19?

wear your life jacket photo

Today is National “Wear your life jacket to work” day to promote water safety as we kick off the summer. As always, the Cherokee County Health Department is collaborating with SafeKids Cherokee to get this important message out to the community. Above is a photo of Woodstock Health Center staff at workin their life jackets. Pictured are (from left to right): Tania Beavers, Daniel Ramos, Amy Jusak, Natalia Plasencia, Lynne Ramirez and Pilar Barahona. Below are safety tips from Safe Kids to share with everyone! Cherokee County Health Department is so proud to work with SafeKids Cherokee. Together, they have made Cherokee County a healthier and safer place. Click on the pic below to see SafeKids Tips for Boating Safety: