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CSRA COVID-19 roundup: AU Health launching new pop-up shot clinic in south Augusta

Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 10:20 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 2:15 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - In an effort to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in Augusta’s underserved and minority communities, Augusta University Health is set to open a second pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in south Augusta.

The vaccination program will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Lakes Regional Park, 4335 Windsor Spring Road.

You can check state eligibility requirements at augustahealth.org/vaccine prior to registration and all registrations must be completed in advance on the AU Health website. Walk-up and phone appointments are not available.

AU Health has vaccinated more than 65,000 individuals with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 38% of those being minorities.

The clinic comes amid a decline in demand for vaccinations, with local providers looking for new ways to reach out to people.

In fact, as the supply of coronavirus vaccine doses in the U.S. outpaces demand, some places around the country are finding there’s such little interest in the shots, they need to turn down shipments.

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  • As of Friday, University Hospital in Augusta said it had 21 COVID-19 inpatients. That compares to 14 a month ago, 64 on Feb. 23 and 143 about a month earlier in January.
  • The Savannah River Site reported that as of Friday morning, 36 of its employees were in quarantine for COVID-19. That compares to 24 about a month earlier, 67 about a month earlier than that and 25 on Jan. 25. The Department of Energy facility employs about 11,000 people in the CSRA.

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