Tanner Provides More Than 7,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
Carrollton vaccination event draws almost 1,500 senior adults
Tanner Health System is continuing to expand the availability of COVID-19 vaccine in accord with state guidelines, topping 7,000 doses administered.
This week, the health system held second-dose vaccine clinics for its healthcare workers, as well as a massive first-dose vaccination event for area adults age 65 and older.
Tanner administered 2,095 doses of vaccine this week, including 1,486 first-round doses at an event at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton for those age 65 and older. The health system has administered 7,063 doses of vaccine so far.
The health system has been providing vaccinations since receiving the first doses in late December. Tanner first administered the vaccine to front-line healthcare workers and has since expanded vaccination to area residents age 65 and older, per Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) guidelines.
Tanner is receiving both the vaccines that have received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), from biotech firms Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. Both vaccines require two doses to achieve 95% effectiveness.
As patients receive their first dose of vaccine, they are provided with an appointment for their second dose.
The health system has also established an online form for patients and caregivers to provide their information to be signed up for vital COVID-19 information, including upcoming vaccination clinics. The site is at tanner.org/shotsignup.
More information about Tanner’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts can be found at tanner.org/vaccine.