Dear Valued Patient,
We have been overwhelmed with calls and emails asking about COVID vaccines. We know many of our patients are anxiously waiting for availability of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Lake Country Medical Group has registered with the state of Georgia to obtain and administer the vaccine, but as of today, we have not yet received approval. We currently are keeping a “waitlist” for vaccination, and we soon will have access to more Moderna vaccine. If you want to join the waitlist, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Georgia Department of Public Health provides excellent information on the vaccines and timing. Georgia is currently in Phase 1A+ of distribution.
Once approval is granted for vaccine distribution through our practice, we will begin calling patients to schedule vaccination in alignment with the GPH Priority Group Phase. Appointments for second doses will be scheduled at the time of first dose administration.
Vaccination may also be available in community pharmacies — especially larger chains as well as through public health/county vaccination clinics.
Starting Thursday, March 25, all Georgians aged 16 years and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Please note only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for people aged 16 to 17. All three FDA-approved vaccines — from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson — are available to those 18 and older.
It’s critical to schedule vaccination in advance as supplies are limited. To find vaccination sites — including appointment info for each one — check the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) website: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site
The goal of COVID vaccines is to provide the safest way to achieve herd immunity, where a large enough percentage of the population is protected, making the spread of disease from person to person less likely.
Lake County Medical Group Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Partnership with University Cancer and Blood Center
Lake Country Medical Group (LCMG) provided a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 20th in partnership with the University Cancer and Blood Center (UCBC). In 3 hours, our combined team of over 40 volunteers gave a second dose of vaccine to around 250 patients. The patients received their first dose at a previous clinic held by LCMG and UCBC.
We thank the entire UCBC team, including Dr. Nikolinakos, Dr. Westin, Loretta Goodson and Blaine Bostelman, for their fantastic cooperation.
Eight of LCMG’s phenomenal interns supported the clinic. They were thrilled to participate! You can check out their experiences in the video below.