• Carl Vinson VA Medical Center to Provide 25,000th COVID-19 Vaccination this Weekend



    Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will
    Provide 25,000th COVID-19 Vaccination this Weekend

     
    DUBLIN, GACarl Vinson VA Medical Center (CVVAMC) Director, David. L. Whitmer, FACHE, is proud to announce that Dublin VA will provide its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination this weekend.
     
    “Providing twenty-five thousand vaccinations is a phenomenal milestone we need to celebrate due to the outstanding teamwork of our staff,” Whitmer said. “Now that President Biden signed the SAVE LIVES Act into law, we began vaccinating all Veterans, their spouses, and caregivers over age 18 immediately which helps improve the safety for families and their communities from COVID-19.”
     
    CVVAMC started their COVID-19 vaccination clinic in late December first providing vaccines to Veterans in the Community Living Center and the staff who care for them. As vaccines quantities became more available, new clinics opened in the population center of our forty-nine-county catchment in the I-75 corridor.  This included a vaccination clinic at the Macon Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).  In addition, the CVVAMC partnered with the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR) in Warner Robins to vaccinate our largest Veteran population center in Houston County.
     
    Weekend clinics have been established at satellite locations in Albany, Tifton, and Brunswick, which requires transport of the vaccine from CVVAMC to these locations located a few hours away. To increase COVID-19 vaccine efficiency, all satellite vaccine clinics will primarily use the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine that requires one dose and Moderna vaccines will only be provided to those who already received a first dose and are scheduled for their second.
     
    The satellite vaccination clinics held in Brunswick and Albany for Saturday, April 10 will also accept walk-ins to maximize vaccinations in those remote areas while making it easier for Veterans, spouses, and caregivers to also receive the vaccine.
     
    Ms. Rosanna Wynne, CVVAMC COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinator said, “We provide healthcare to Veterans in 49 counties and it’s our ambitious goal to vaccinate every Veteran, their spouses and caregivers.”
     
    Whitmer added, “The best way for us to move past the pandemic together and get back to normal life is to get vaccinated as soon possible.”
     
    Carl Vinson VAMC COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule for April. Also, you must schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine by calling 800-595-5229 or 478-272-1210 ext. 2843. You can also sign up to receive the vaccination by clicking this link COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs.
     
    Hours of operation:
    Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Main Auditorium
    1826 Veterans Blvd., Dublin, GA 31021
    Monday - Saturday
    6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
     
    Macon CBOC
    5566 Thomaston Rd., Macon, GA 31220
    Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     
    Georgia VECTR Center
    1001 S. Armed Forces Blvd, Warner Robins, GA 31088
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    Former Albany High School Cafeteria
    801 West Resident Rd., Albany, GA 31701
    April 10 WALK-IN CLINIC, April 17, April 24 (1st dose), April 25 (2nd dose)
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    Brunswick CBOC
    1111 Glynco Parkway, Building 2, Suite 200, Brunswick, GA 31525
    April 8 (2nd dose), April 10 WALK-IN CLINIC
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    Tifton CBOC
    1824 Ridge Avenue North, Tifton, GA 31794
    April 8 (2nd dose)
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    For media inquiries and schedule interviews, please contact Carl Vinson VAMC Deputy Public Affairs Officer James W. Huckfeldt at 478-272-1210 ext. 3531 or via email at James.Huckfeldt@VA.gov.

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