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Department of School Health
Columbia County School District
Lisa Whitlock BSN RN NCSN
Director of School Health
lisa.whitlock@ccboe.net
4781 Hereford Farm Road
Evans GA 30809
706.541.4090
 
COVID VACCINES ARE FREE!! 
COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES:
 
1. Georgia Department of Public Health: Columbia County
  • www.dphvaccineGA.com
    • Pfizer Clinic ( age 12 and older, parent or guardian must be present and sign the consent form)
    • Euchee Creek Library
    • 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
    • Please register online at www.dphvaccineGA.com
    • June 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, 24, & 29
2. Augusta Health Vaccine Center: https://www.augustahealth.org/vaccine/ 
3. Gold Cross EMS. Call 706.434.4000 to schedule a vaccine appointment.
4. Vaccines.gov: Vaccines Near You
5. Local pharmacies have vaccinations. The type of vaccine that is offered will varies. 
 
COVID-19 Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
CDC recommends vaccination for everyone 12 years and older to help protect against COVID-19.
               12 - 17 year olds can only get the Pfizer vaccine.
18 years old and over can receive Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Younger Teens | Business News |  US News Charlotte hospital gives Pfizer COVID vaccine to teens | Charlotte ObserverChildren's Healthcare offering COVID shots for 12-to-15 year olds near  airport
  • Why does my child need a COVID-19 vaccine?
    COVID-19 vaccines help protect kids from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep them from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19.
  • When should my child be vaccinated?
    All kids who are 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine. If your preteen or teen hasn’t gotten their vaccine yet, talk to their doctor about getting it as soon as possible.
  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for my child?
    Yes. COVID-19 vaccination provides safe and effective protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.
    The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is now available for everyone ages 12 and older. In the clinical trial for children ages 12 through 15, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 100% effective at preventing COVID-19
    with symptoms. In addition, children’s immune systems responded to the vaccine in a way similar to those of older teens and young adults. No safety concerns were identified in the clinical trial.
Immunization UPDATE for School Year 2021-2022:

The Georgia Department of Public Health is requiring a meningococcal booster shot (MCV4) for all 11th graders on their 16th birthday. This requirement starts on the first day of school, August 5 2021. All students that are 16 years old by August 5 2021 need to plan to get the  MCV4 booster vaccination. The Columbia County Public Health Department will be offering several dates in the coming months for students to get the vaccination. 

Please keep your child's vaccinations up to date! Visit the Immunization link more information of the GA Vaccination Schedule for school attendance.

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The CCSD encourages parents, students, and staff to be aware of the symptoms of illness and not to report to school if they experience fever, along with any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Sometimes Diarrhea and Vomiting

Students or staff who experience any fever will be sent home and not allowed to return to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. Students and staff should not report to school when running a fever.   We will continue to follow the direction of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.