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Northside Hospital to host vaccination event at Rock Creek Park next week
Officials say registration slots have already been filled, but more may become available
Before the Dawson County vaccination event began, nurses from the local community and EMS workers filled syringes with the COVID-19 vaccine, preparing for hundreds of eligible local residents to come through Rock Creek Park’s gymnasium. - photo by Alexander Popp

Officials say that 1,200 appointment slots for a COVID-19 vaccination event set to be held in Dawson County next week were quickly filled by eligible Georgia residents, but more vaccines and appointments for the event could be on the way soon. 

Northside Hospital will administer 1,200 COVID-19 vaccinations at Rock Creek Park in Dawson County on Tuesday, March 23, with the help of local healthcare workers, the Good Shepherd Clinic and Anderson Family Medicine. 

According to Dawson County Public Affairs Officer Laura Fulcher, the county was notified on Thursday that all appointments for the vaccination event have been filled, but that the hospital is working with partners to secure additional vaccines for the event. 

Citizens who were unable to secure a vaccination appointment for this event have been encouraged to keep checking the Northside Hospital registration page over the next few days, as more registration slots may be added as vaccines are procured. 

This event will administer the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible Georgia residents, and like other vaccination events held in Dawson County, citizens will be able to make an appointment for their second vaccine at Tuesday’s event. 

Appointments are required for this event and can be made by visiting

This event is open to all eligible Georgia residents, not just those that reside in Dawson County. 

According to the Northside Hospital registration page, eligible residents now include healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, adults aged 55 and older, teachers, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, high-risk individuals 16 years or older and caregivers of those already eligible for the vaccine.