Moderna Booster Doses Now Available at All District 2 Health Departments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GAINESVILLE – Booster vaccine doses for the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for specific groups of fully vaccinated individuals. Although the booster dose is not required, it will help fully vaccinated people maintain protection over the coming months.

It is important to note, COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death, but with the introduction of the Delta variant, public health experts noticed a reduction of protections against mild and moderate disease.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial 2-dose series:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For people who received the J&J COVID vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Appointments are not required. If an individual prefers to schedule an appointment, they may do so using the VRAS scheduling system via the District 2 Public Health website. Hours of operation and locations may change due to demand. Reference the schedule of locations and hours posted on the public health website to ensure the vaccine site in your county is operational.

For more information on the COVID-19 booster dose visit the CDC website to learn more.

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Covid-19 Weekly Update – 10.04.2021

Banks
Cases (last 2 weeks): 105
Cases Per 100k (last 2 weeks): 525
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 18.4%
Vaccines Administered: 11,261
One Dose: 6,120 (33% of residents)
Fully: 5,382 (29% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 53
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 264

Dawson
Cases (last 2 weeks): 111
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 411
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 12.8%
Vaccines Administered: 19,867
One Dose: 10,573 (43% of residents)
Fully: 9,510 (39% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 60
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 311

Forsyth
Cases (last 2 weeks): 1, 088
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 431
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 11.4%
Vaccines Administered: 252,610
One Dose: 131,537 (58% of residents)
Fully: 121,249 (53% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 228
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 1,171

Franklin
Cases (last 2 weeks): 106
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 454
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 19.6%
Vaccines Administered: 16,499
One Dose: 8,886 (39% of residents)
Fully: 7,889 (35% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 63
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 208

Habersham
Cases (last 2 weeks): 213
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 465
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 12.3%
Vaccines Administered: 35,245
One Dose: 19,180 (43% of residents)
Fully: 16,944 (38% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 171
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 579

Hall
Cases (last 2 weeks): 1,064
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 516
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 15.2%
Vaccines Administered: 178,496
One Dose: 94,971 (48% of residents)
Fully: 85,251 (43% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 552
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 2,975

Hart
Cases (last 2 weeks): 59
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 226
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 13.0%
Vaccines Administered: 19,280
One Dose: 10,317 (40% of residents)
Fully: 9,250 (36% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 43
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 156

Lumpkin
Cases (last 2 weeks): 162
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 479
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 16.0%
Vaccines Administered: 23,328
One Dose: 12,420 (38% of residents)
Fully: 11,182 (35% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 79
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 394

Rabun
Cases (last 2 weeks): 84
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 495
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 16.9%
Vaccines Administered: 16,002
One Dose: 8,295 (50% of residents)
Fully: 7,526 (45% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 48
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 187

Stephens
Cases (last 2 weeks): 280
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 1,064
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 22.4%
Vaccines Administered: 20,985
One Dose: 11,102 (43% of residents)
Fully: 9,929 (39% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 93
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 322

Towns
Cases (last 2 weeks): 48
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 399
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 16.7%
Vaccines Administered: 12,102
One Dose: 6,293 (54% of residents)
Fully: 5,774 (50% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 62
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 176

Union
Cases (last 2 weeks): 102
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 403
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 17.2%
Vaccines Administered: 22,611
One Dose: 11,973 (51% of residents)
Fully: 10,904 (47% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 98
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 312

White
Cases (last 2 weeks): 114
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 359
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 10.8%
Vaccines Administered: 21,980
One Dose: 11,685 (40% of residents)
Fully: 10,512 (36% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 100
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 386

State of Georgia
Cases (last 2 weeks): 44,283
Cases (last 2 weeks) Per 100k: 409
Positive PCR Tests (last 2 weeks): 10.2%
Vaccines Administered: 10,544,914
One Dose: 5,649,274 (54% of residents)
Fully: 4,947,667 (48% of residents)
Deaths (Duration of COVID): 22,626
Overall Hospitalizations (March 2020-October 01, 2021): 81,112

Breakthrough Cases District 2
May 1 – September 30
Cases: 4289
Hospitalizations: 105
Deaths: 13