COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Set for Tuesday, September 28
PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College and the Preferred Medical Group have partnered to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, September 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. Faculty, staff, students, and the entire community are invited. The clinic is being held just in time for the upcoming holiday season as people make plans to spend time with friends and family. College officials say vaccinations are not required for students and staff, but they are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. CVCC has put incentives in place.
“We want to be a resource to those who desire to get vaccinated,” said Abigail Harmon, the College’s new COVID-19 Prevention and Response Coordinator. “Students who take this opportunity to get vaccinated are eligible for a $50 cash incentive upon proof of vaccination.”
Harmon stressed that vaccines are the most effective tool against spreading infections. Fully vaccinated people are “five times less likely to be infected with the virus and 10 times less likely to be hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is the smartest thing you can do to protect your fellow classmates and coworkers,” she said to the Pirate family.
“Hiring Ms. Harmon was important in our strategy to fight against this virus,” said President Jackie Screws. “It’s vital that we remain diligent and focused on safety and precautionary measures. In Ms. Harmon’s role, she will work to keep our campus informed and coordinate the College’s efforts in everything from vaccination clinics to reporting cases. We’re excited to have her aboard.”
Screws added that the College would continue to do its part to help keep the community open and safe. The upcoming clinic is open to students, staff, and to the entire community. Both the Moderna and the Pfizer vaccine will be administered, so whether participants are receiving the first or second shot, health care officials at the clinic will be able to accommodate. Those getting their second shot are required to bring their vaccination card. Children from 12 years of age to 16 are eligible for the Pfizer. Those under the age of 18 will need parental consent. No appointment is necessary. Participants are required to bring identification, and insurance information is requested but not required to receive the vaccination.
The clinic will take place at the College located at 2602 College Dr. in Key Hall. This is the third on-campus vaccination clinic the College has hosted this year.
For more information about the vaccination clinic, call the College at 334-291-4900 or visit cv.edu.
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