UPDATE Jan. 14
Dawson County announced on Wednesday evening that the vaccine distribution event for Dawson County residents will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020, with a follow-up event scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18.
This event will take place at Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road in Dawsonville, and will only be available to Dawson County residents that are listed in the Phase1A+ health group.
County officials say that the registration link for this event is not active yet, but when it is active, it will be published through the Dawson County Government Facebook page and through various other county communication channels.
"As registration is NOT YET AVAILABLE, please do not call the local health department or Rock Creek Park," the county said in a Facebook post. "They are not able to assist you in making an appointment."
Once registration for the event is available, residents who register for the Jan. 21 event will be automatically registered to receive the second vaccine dose in February, the post said.
Officials say that information on an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine distribution event for Dawson County residents will soon be released to the public.
In a post to the Dawson County Government Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon, Public Affairs Officer Laura Fulcher said that a one-day vaccine distribution event is being planned at Rock Creek Park for county residents.
During the event, Dawson County residents in the Phase1A+ health group — Health care workers, long-term care facility workers and residents, adults 65 and older and their caregivers, law enforcement, fire personnel, dispatchers and 911 operators — will receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Patients will then automatically be scheduled for the same time 28 days later for the 2nd shot,” the post said.
A registration page for the event has not gone live yet and Fulcher asked residents to be patient and not to call or visit the Dawson County Health Department to inquire about the event.
“Staff at the health department are working as quickly as they can to accommodate everyone that falls into Phase 1-A for the vaccine,” the post said. “Please DO NOT go to the health department without an appointment – you will be turned away.
According to Fulcher, information on how to how to register for the event will be released through the county’s various communication channels on Jan. 13, 2021.Fulcher also directed all questions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine to the Georgia Department of Public Health, which can be reached at https://dph.georgia.gov/, or by calling the Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1 (888) 357-0169.