COVID-19 Vaccine Options
Severe weather across the US is interrupting our vaccine supply and we are forced to postpone the second-dose Moderna vaccination clinic at First Baptist Church of Augusta on Monday, Feb. 22.
We don’t have a date yet on when we can reschedule the second dose but CDC guidelines allow for the second dose to be given up to 42 days after the first dose in situations where a delay is unavoidable. We are working hard to get vaccinations rescheduled within that timeframe.
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We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. Thank you for understanding!
University Health Care System is not currently conducting widespread community vaccinations because we do not have enough vaccine consistently to do so or the promise of future supplies. As we receive shipments, we are reaching out to groups of people 65 and older to get them vaccinated by appointment only through an online registration process.
At this time, we are working through University Primary Care Physicians and University Specialty Physicians to register high-risk members of our community at various locations until we have enough vaccine to open up the vaccination clinics to a broader population of people. When this happens, we will communicate the registration process for these clinics through our website, social media and the news media. There is no phone number at University Health Care System you can call to register to receive a vaccine. We understand your frustration and appreciate your understanding and patience. Nothing would make us happier than to vaccinate every interested member of our community.
Georgia and South Carolina
Per Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s order, the state’s healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters and residents 65 and over may find COVID-19 vaccine sites through the Georgia Department of Public Health by visiting dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. You may also contact the Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 888-357-0169 to schedule a date and time.
Per South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s order, the state is currently concentrating its vaccinations on residents and staff of long-term care facilities, first responders and health care personnel. You can learn more at scdhec.gov/covid19.
In addition to social distancing efforts, a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component in reducing illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths. It will help restore a sense of normalcy to our nation. University Health Care System will continue to contact the public as we learn more about distribution plans and determine when we can begin vaccinating the public. Contact may include phone calls, social media and MyChart messages to patients. Please do not contact your physician to schedule a vaccination appointment and continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and socially distance to protect yourself, your family and your community.