MACON, Georgia (KVTB)- Over the next week, about 75 middle and high school students will start to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. With their parents consent, representatives of the North Central Health District (NCHD) will visit many schools with the vaccine.
Administrator for the Macon-Bibb County Health Department, Dr. Jimmie Smith, will be at the first vaccination site at Ballard-Hudson Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 9a.m. The school’s location is at 1070 Anthony Road.
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones says, “I want to thank the Department of Health for helping us get students vaccinated, It’s important that we do all we can to make sure our schools, faculty and staff are safe. So, thank you to the Department of Health as well as to those students who have decided to get a vaccine. In my eyes, you are heroes.”
NCHD is following the Georgia Department of Public Health’s plan for vaccine distribution. Anyone aged 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Georgia. NCHD offers all three available COVID- 19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer is available for anyone age 12 and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone age 18 and older.