COVID-19 vaccinations arrive in DeKalb County, City of Stonecrest site receives healthcare workers, first responders

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STONECREST—DeKalb County Board of Health officials began administering COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare workers and first responders on Jan. 6 at the site of the City of Stonecrest’s future City Hall on Turner Hill Road.

Officials said the county had received about 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and planned to make the shots initially available to healthcare workers and first responders who pre-registered. The next round of vaccines, officials said, would be available to long-term care facility residents.

In addition to the drive-through vaccinations underway at the Stonecrest site (the former Sam’s Club), the shots also will be given to pre-registered first responders at the Brands Mart USA site in Doraville beginning on Monday, Jan.  11, officials said.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 testing appointments at the Stonecrest site and other locations in DeKalb County have been cancelled through Saturday, Jan. 9 as the county rolls out the vaccinations. Officials say details regarding rollout plans for the general public would be announced when supplies and that information becomes available.

Beginning Monday, the following site will solely be dedicated to COVID-19 testing:

Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church

1879 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta

Individuals who had testing appointments scheduled have been notified and provided options to reschedule next week or register for testing at another location, including testing sites in neighboring counties.

Appointments and registration for COVID-19 testing are required and available online. To ensure testing resources are available for individuals who have pre-registered for testing on their scheduled date and time, pre-registrations will be verified to ensure that the appointment date matches the actual day. Individuals scheduled for a future date will be asked to return on their scheduled day. COVID-19 testing is free and open to all individuals who wish to be tested. A driver’s license or identification card is not required.

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