At Appling Healthcare, our team is working tirelessly every day to ensure the health and well-being of our community.
Appling Healthcare announces their plan to help administer COVID-19 vaccines starting March 10, 2021 at the hospital.
Vaccines will be administered only a few times a week by appointment only. Scheduling for vaccines will be available Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine, call (912)705-SHOT(7468). Appling Healthcare will also be calling patients after they are scheduled to pre-register the patient.
Appling Healthcare will be administering Pfizer’s two dose vaccine and is 95% effective and approved for individuals 16 years of age and older. Those scheduling a first time vaccine will also be scheduled for their second dose vaccine during their scheduling process.
Appling Healthcare will adhere to the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Currently the following groups are eligible for the COVID vaccine in Georgia:
- Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.)
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Adults aged 65+ and their caregivers
- Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders
- Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs)
- Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers
- Intellectual Disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 22.
- A developmental disability is a physical or mental impairment that happens before the age of 22, is expected to last a lifetime, and impacts at least three activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; and economic self-sufficiency.
- Parents of children with complex medical conditions who are at high risk for COVID complications
- Malignancies requiring active treatment
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) within 2 years
- Critical congenital heart disease
- Asthma (moderate to severe)
- Sickle cell disease
- Obesity (BMI >95%)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Significant neurologic injury or condition (e.g. hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly, acute flaccid myelitis) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental disability, prematurity, mitochondrial disease)
- Technology dependence (e.g. BiPAP, trach)
Beginning March 15, 2021, the following populations will be eligible for COVID vaccination in Georgia:
- Adults aged 55 and over
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals aged 16 years and older with certain medical conditions that increase their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 16 and older. Conditions include:
- Cerebrovascular Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Heart Conditions
- Immunocompromised State
- Liver Disease
- Neurologic Conditions
- Overweight and Obesity
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Sickle Cell Disease
Appling Healthcare appointment instructions/location will be given to the patient when the appointment is scheduled. Please bring your Georgia ID and your insurance card if applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not cost anything to the patient.
Appling Healthcare has a dedicated phone line for coronavirus vaccine. Please share, especially with individuals who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, or social media. This phone line is available to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine.
Dedicated Covid-19 Vaccine Hotline | (912) 705-SHOT (7468)
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet)
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs.
It is also possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The number is ever-evolving. You can find daily updates for Georgia here.
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