MACON, Georgia(KBTV)- Atrium Health Navicent is now offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to eligible individuals.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)recommend individuals aged 65 and older, residents in long-term care facilities and individuals aged 50 to 64 who have an underlying medical condition to get the booster shot. Others eligible to receive a shot include individuals aged 18 to 49 with an underlying medical condition and those between ages 18 and 64 who are at high risk of exposure and transmission in a work or institutional setting. Atrium Health Navicent continue to urge everyone aged 12 and older to become vaccinated. First and second vaccine doses are available at Atrium Health Navicent Primary Care West Macon and Atrium Health Navicent Children’s Care Downtown Macon, 744 First Street in Macon.
Delvecchio Finley, Atrium Health Navicent President says, “There is still a great need for those who have not received a shot to become vaccinated. Data has consistently shown that nearly all those who have developed severe COVID infections and required ventilator care in our intensive care units are unvaccinated. “Vaccination remains our proven best method to reduce the spread of this deadly pandemic. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Get vaccinated today.”
Vaccinated individuals and those waiting to be vaccinated are encouraged to continue to practice COVID-safe behaviors including wearing a mask in public, social distancing and frequent handwashing. To schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 booster shots, first doses or second doses, visit COVIDSafeGa.org. A parent or guardian must accompany minors to all vaccine appointments.