SWGHC Staff Among First COVID-19 Vaccinated
The first doses of Moderna's COVID-19 have arrived in Seminole county at the office of Seminole County Public Health. Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinics physicians and Staff will be among the first vaccinated in Phase 1 of the CDC and Public Health guidelines.
According to Donna Williams, SWGHC CEO, the vaccine will be staggered to ensure adequate staffing remains in place in the event of vaccination side effects, known to be more common after the second dose. Once the front-line employees are vaccinated, the next tier of essential hospital and medical office workers will be offered the opportunity as more doses become available.
More information about when vaccines will be available for the general population will be coming in the next few weeks. In the meantime, Seminole County residents should continue to follow recommended safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
According to the CDC, everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don't live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Dr. Dion Martin, SWGHC Pediatrician
Dr. Henderson, SWGHC OB/GYN
Dainyell Long, CNA