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COVID 19 VACCINE GIFT CARD FANNIN COUNTY CLINICBlue Ridge, GA – Still not vaccinated against COVID-19 and live in Fannin County? YOU now have an extra incentive to Get Vaccinated! The Fannin County Health Department will conduct a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Fannin County residents 12 and older at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 18 from 9 AM to Noon. The First 100 Fannin County residents who receive their First COVID-19 vaccination at the clinic will receive a $50 Gift Card redeemable at any Walmart! Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at the clinic. Anyone age 12 to 17 must have parental consent to be vaccinated. The Kiwanis Fairgrounds is located at 124 Jones Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. NO Appointment is needed. Just walk right in! Eligible Fannin County residents are urged: Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community from COVID-19 and the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Get Vaccinated at the September 18th COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds and be one of the first 100 to get your first dose so you can receive that extra “Thank You” with a  $50 Gift Card – accepted at all Walmart locations!

Funding for the gift cards was provided locally through private donations.

Log onto the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org for more information about COVID-19 and about your local county health department. 

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North Georgia – The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton, Georgia will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day, as will all health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties. However, some COVID-19 services will be provided.
 
The Woodstock Health Center will conduct a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic from 8 AM to 12 PM on Monday. No appointments are needed, and the vaccine is free. Pfizer vaccine will be offered to people ages 12 and older; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine will be available to people 18 and older. The Woodstock Health Center is located at 7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188.
 
Also, MAKO Medical will operate as usual on Labor Day, offering Free COVID-19 Testing at three locations in North Georgia. This is PCR testing done by nasal swab to determine the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. There are no eligibility requirements other than having a Georgia address and registering online at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.
 
Locations and hours for MAKO Medical COVID-19 testing in North Georgia are as follows:
 
Action Church
271 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Edwards Park
115 Edwards Park Entrance, Dalton, GA 30721
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
 
Gilmer County Civic Center (Parks and Recreation)
1561 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8 AM – 2 PM
 
For more information about our public health services, hours and locations, go here to our website home page at nghd.org.
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County Health Department Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics Begin in September!
 
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NORTH GEORGIA – Safe, convenient, and protective, Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics will roll out again in North Georgia, starting in September!

The Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics, conducted by county health departments in the North Georgia Health District, are for people ages 18 and older and will allow residents to stay safely in their vehicles while health department staff wear COVID-19 protective gear to administer flu vaccinations. Clients driving through will also be required to wear a mask.

The Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled, as follows:

Fannin: Thursday, September 23rd, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M., The Farmers Market: 811 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Call (706) 632-3023 for more details. 

Murray: Tuesday, September 28th, 8 A.M. – 3 P.M., Murray County Parks and Recreation Department: 651 Hyden Tyler Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Call (706) 695-4585 for more details. 

Pickens: Tuesday, September 28th, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M., Mt. Zion Baptist Church: 1036 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143. Call (706) 253-2821 for more details.

Cherokee: Tuesday, October 5th, 9 A.M. – 2 P.M., Woodstock City Church: 150 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock, GA 30188. Call (770) 928-0133 or (770) 345-7371 for more details.

Whitfield: Tuesday, October 5th, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M., Dalton Convention Center: 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, GA 30720. Call (706) 279-9600 for more details.

Gilmer: Thursday, October 7th, 8 A.M. – 1 P.M., ETC Pavilion: Legion Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Call (706) 635-4363 for more details.