Fifteen percent of Banks County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccination from the local health department.
A report from the Banks County Health Department shows that 2,769 residents have received two doses of the vaccination, while 3,528 residents have received one dose. Banks County residents could have received the vaccine at other locations, including pharmacies and the mass vaccination site in Habersham County.
The Banks County Health Department has given more than 11,590 vaccinations. However, this total includes individuals who live outside of the county.
The vaccines will continue to be given at Grove Level Church, 1702 Grove Level Road, Maysville. However, beginning May 10, the clinic will only operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Walk-in will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will close from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.
Eligible residents who want to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine can do so by calling 1-888-426-5073 or registering online at www.phdistrict2.org.
To register for an appointment at one of the four state-operated mass vaccination sites, do so online at myvaccinegeorgia.com. One of the mass sites is located in Habersham County.
The state has expanded the list of eligible people to those individuals who are age 16 and up. Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine approved for teens 16 and 17 years old. Schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available.
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The number of new cases of the virus being reported each week continues to be low. Since last week, only three new cases have been reported in Banks County, according to the report from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The total number of cases of the virus reported in Banks County since March 2020 is 1,632 — up from 1,629 reported for the same period last week.
In Banks County, 33 people (same as last week) have died from COVID-19 in the past year and 188 (same as last week) have been hospitalized.