Southeast Georgia Health System Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Brunswick and Kingsland
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Criteria to Expand on March 8
BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 4, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System has available COVID-19 vaccine appointments for residents meeting current eligibility criteria at their Brunswick and Kingsland Vaccine Clinics. Appointments can be scheduled online at sghs.org/covid19-vaccine.
Brunswick Campus, Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick
Saturday, March 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 10, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Camden Community Recreation Center
1050 Wildcat Drive, Kingsland
Monday, March 8, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, March 12, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Based on guidelines established by Governor Kemp on Dec. 30, 2020, individuals 65 years old and older, their caregivers, health care workers and emergency first responders are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Effective March 8, an expanded group of individuals may receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Additional guidance has been provided by the Governor’s office regarding the expansion on March 8 to (1) Adults with intellectual and development disabilities and their caregivers; (2) parents of children with complex medical conditions or who are at high risk of COVID complications; and (3) teachers and childcare staff meeting certain criteria. Below is the additional guidance provided:
- Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Their Caregivers
Intellectual disability is characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability orginates before the age of 22.
A developmental disability is a physical or mental impairment that happens before the age of 22, is expected to last a lifetime, and impacts at least three activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include self-care; receptive and expressive language; learning; mobility; self-direction; capacity for independent living; and economic self-sufficiency.
- Parents of Children with Complex Medical Conditions or who are at high risk for COVID complications:
- Malignancies requiring active treatment
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including organ transplant (bone marrow or solid organ) within 2 years
- Critical congenital heart disease
- Asthma (moderate to severe)
- Sickle cell disease
- Obesity (BMI >95th index-for-age percentile)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Significant neurologic injury or condition (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, congenital anomaly) with functional/developmental impairment (e.g. cerebral palsy, developmental delay or disability, prematurity, mitochondrial disease)
- Technology dependence (e.g. BiPAP, trach)
- Pre-K, K-12, and DECAL Licensed or Exempt Childcare Programs Educators and Staff
Those receiving the vaccine must be available for a second dose 21 days later for the Pfizer vaccine or 28 days later for the Moderna vaccine. Individuals receiving the vaccine must provide a form of identification, and should wear a shirt that provides access to their upper arm. Masks are required when in a Health System facility. Following the vaccination, recipients will be required to remain in an observation area for 15 minutes to ensure they do not experience any adverse reaction.
Even after receiving the vaccine, it remains extremely important to continue following safety protocols. Wear a mask, social distance, wash hands frequently and avoid large gatherings. Updated vaccine information is available on the Health System’s website at sghs.org/covid-19.
About Southeast Georgia Health System
Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health system comprised of two acute care hospitals, two long term care facilities, two comprehensive Cancer Care Centers and multiple specialty care centers, including orthopaedic and spine care, joint replacement, breast care, maternity, outpatient rehabilitation, sleep management and wound care. The Brunswick Campus Cancer Care Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers the only CyberKnife® M6 with MLC technology in Georgia. Additionally, the Southeast Georgia Physician Associates medical group includes more than 140 providers working in 20 different medical specialties at more than 50 locations. For more information, visit sghs.org.