Catoosa, Dade And Walker Counties To Launch A Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Station

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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 will launch this week with several thousand vaccination appointments available on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. The three counties combined resources to offer safe, fast and free protection against the coronavirus with a regional drive-thru vaccination site at the Catoosa Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. 

Eligible Georgia residents, as well as eligible Georgia workers who live in neighboring counties in Tennessee and Alabama, can now sign up online for an appointment here. Additionally, Georgia residents can fill out this required Vaccine Information and Consent Form online, print the form and bring it to their scheduled vaccine appointment.

A direct link to the Vaccination Station sign-up site can also be found on the following government websites and Facebook pages:

· Catoosa County – catoosa.com; Catoosa County Government on Facebook

· Dade County – dadecounty-ga.gov; Dade County Georgia on Facebook

· Walker County – walkercountyga.gov; Walker County Georgia Government on Facebook    

Appointments at the Vaccination Station are available Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional appointment times, including evening hours, will be offered according to demand. By registering for an appointment, a vaccination will be reserved for each person. Failure to show up for a scheduled appointment means a vaccine is unavailable for someone else in need.

The vaccination process takes about 30-minutes from the time of arrival at the Catoosa Colonnade. An express lane will be offered for those who bring their printed and completed Vaccine Information and Consent form in advance of their scheduled appointment at the Vaccination Station. 

COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. The vaccine remains the most effective tool available for getting families, communities, schools and workplaces “back to normal” sooner.

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