COVID vaccines for ages five and up will be available on Saturday, July 16, from 9-11 a.m. at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library. The library is located at 124 S. Main Street in Statesboro.
Squashing the Spread Bulloch is organizing the pop-up vaccine clinic. The group, made up of community members, work to prevent COVID spread in the area.
Squashing the Spread Chair, Karen Naufel says, “We want to encourage students and teachers to make COVID vaccines and boosters a part of getting ready to go back to school.”
CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) will be administering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and boosters. CORE is a partner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and works to make vaccines available for all Georgians.
COVID vaccines are now approved for everyone over six months of age. As well, the CDC recommends boosters for everyone ages five and up after five months, in most cases. Furthermore, the CDC also recommends a second booster for everyone ages 50 and up. For detailed information on booster eligibility, visit CDC.gov.
Squashing the Spread monitors the availability of vaccines for children in Statesboro. Vaccines for ages 12-17 are widely available.
Currently, vaccines for the 5-11 age group are available at both Walmart locations, McCook’s Pharmacy, Forest Heights Pharmacy, and the Bulloch County Health Department.
Additionally, vaccines for ages three and up, that meet certain weight requirements, are available at McCook’s Pharmacy only at this time.