RINGGOLD _ The Catoosa County Board of Commissioners announced the transition of Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station operations to the Catoosa County Health Department facility at the Benton Place Campus, 145 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold, effective Monday, November 8.
The transition increases access to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, previously offered at the Catoosa County Senior Center Thursday evenings, to five days a week at the neighboring Catoosa County Health Department facility. Additionally, the Health Department is providing the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines.
Since beginning operations at The Colonnade in January 2021, and continuing at the Senior Center through November, the Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station has provided nearly 55,000 vaccinations to north Georgia residents. The regional effort included the Catoosa County Fire Department, Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, Catoosa County Emergency Management Agency, Puckett EMS, Walker County Fire Rescue, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Dade County Fire Departments, Dade County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Department of Public Health, CHI Memorial including CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia Administrator Angie Stiggins and CHI Memorial Lead Pharmacist Carey Smith.
“We are thankful for the outstanding service from our first responders and health care providers who have worked long hours in all types of weather to provide our citizens with access to the vaccine,” said Catoosa County Board of Commissioners Chairman Steven Henry. “Our partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health provides the best path forward in our continuing fight against the COVID pandemic with all three vaccines available five days a week at our Health Department.”
Beginning Monday, November 8, north Georgia residents can schedule appointments for free Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines by calling the Catoosa County Health Department at (706) 406-2000. Their services are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 145 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.
In addition to the Catoosa County Health Department, north Georgia residents who want COVID-19 vaccinations can also get them from private providers. To find the closest COVID-19 vaccine, residents can either go online at www.vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233.