Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have been on a major decline since their peak numbers from the middle of January. Vaccines are still in short supply for all vaccine distributors across the country, including Cobb County. The Cobb and Douglas Health Department confirmed that COVID cases are declining in Cobb County.
At this time, Cobb & Douglas Public Health is pausing the scheduling of COVID-19 vaccine appointments. They are doing this to ensure adequate vaccine supply for the currently scheduled appointments. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, vaccine supply is limited, and the State of Georgia only receives what the federal government allocates.
If you have a scheduled appointment to receive your first or second dose, you will not be affected by this change unless you have been contacted. Due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Jim Miller Park and the Douglas Public Health Center will be closed for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Your COVID-19 vaccination appointment is actively being rescheduled. You will receive a text, voice call and/or email with your new appointment date and time.
Other Vaccine Providers:
To locate additional COVID-19 vaccine providers, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccine locator tool: https://dph.georgia.gov/locations/covid-vaccination-site
Second Dose Appointments:
If you have already received your 1st dose, someone from CDPH will contact you by phone or email to schedule your 2nd dose. Please remember to check your spam mailbox. You will also need to fill out a second consent form to receive your 2nd dose. COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is working with federal, state and local partners to expand COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus) testing in our community. Testing continues at the Jim R. Miller Park facility and more information can be found by visiting cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com and clicking on the COVID testing links. Information about other temporary sites are also available.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been directly exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home. If your condition worsens, call your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, your local federally qualified healthcare center or in extreme cases, call 911. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
The State of Georgia also has a new COVID-19 hotline for more information: (844) 442-2681. The Cobb County Community Hub is another online resource to review up-to-date statistics on the COVID pandemic. You can click HERE to access that website.