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Local residents have options for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Published: Jun. 14, 2021 at 4:14 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 12:32 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Think you always need an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccination? Think again.

You often do, but among the vaccination clinics coming up in the Augusta area, some are welcoming walk-ins.

Here’s a look at some upcoming clinics, some requiring no appointment:

  • In an effort to increase the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19, the city of Augusta will host a vaccination clinic Wednesday. It will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the Linda W. Beazley Community Room in the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building, 535 Telfair St. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines will be available for individuals 18 years old and older, and the Pfizer vaccine will be available for individuals 12 years old and older. No appointment is needed, and a nurse will be available to answer questions. Second-dose shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be provided July 7 at the same time and location.
  • The Richmond County Health Department is adjusting the hours of its south Augusta COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 2420 Windsor Spring Road. The new hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Walk-ups are welcome, but you can schedule an appointment for faster service by visiting https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/en-US. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available. For questions, call 706-721-5800.
  • First Mount Carmel Baptist Church will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by Gold Cross and the Shifa clinic on June 26. It will take place at 6269 Cobbham Road in Appling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered for ages 12 and older by Gold Cross Emergency Medical Services personnel.
  • A walk-in mobile clinic will be in the food court parking lot of the Augusta Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8. The vaccinations are free and health insurance is not required for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is approved for those 18 years of age and older. As part of this outreach effort, Medical Associates Plus is prepared to administer 100 vaccinations. MAP CEO J.R. Richards surmises that “it is very important that our community is vaccinated to reduce the incidences of infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, and we are here in the community for the community in support of keeping residents safe.”
  • Augusta University Health is offering several options this week for COVID-19 vaccinations at its 2834 Washington Road hub. Sign up at https://www.augustahealth.org/vaccine. This week’s sessions include Pfizer first dose, 4-7 p.m. June 17; Johnson & Johnson one-dose, 5-7 p.m. June 16; Pfizer second dose, 1-4:30 p.m. June 15, 4-7 p.m. June 16 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 17.

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