Explaining the COVID-19 vaccination process

Explaining the COVID-19 vaccination process

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - After nearly a month into administering the COVID-19 vaccine, there is still some confusion on the process to get vaccinated.

The vaccination process is currently in Phase 1A of the distribution plan, meaning only healthcare workers, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, long-term care facility residents and staff, and people over 65 can receive the vaccine.

In order to receive the vaccine, you must register online through the department of public health’s website. The website will ask what phase you are in and some brief information, such as your name, telephone number, and email address. Once the information is completed, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.

It may take some time to get an appointment as it is contingent upon vaccine availability.

“After you complete the registration and hit done, then you will be contacted by us by email, or text message, or phone call when we are able to give you the vaccine,” explained Pamela Kirkland with the Columbus Health Department.

Kirkland said at this time, the health department is not administering the vaccine for walk-ins. For those without access to register online, they can call the Columbus Health Department at 706-321-6300 to register.

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