Atrium Health Navicent Provides COVID-19 Vaccines to Brookdale Warming Center Residents
As part of its commitment to serve vulnerable residents, Atrium Health Navicent partnered with Macon-Bibb County to vaccinate Brookdale Warming Center residents on Friday, providing protection against COVID 19.
“Atrium Health Navicent is proud to partner with Macon-Bibb County to vaccinate these residents and help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “Community partnerships are a key strategy in our work to improve equitable access to healthcare, particularly COVID-19 vaccines which are key in fighting this deadly pandemic.”
The Warming Center, located in the former Brookdale Elementary School, was opened in January to provide the homeless and families in need with a warm, safe place to stay. The Center has remained open and is providing shelter and meals to those in need while a more permanent solution is created.
“We have worked to provide any service the residents at the Warming Center needed, recognizing they may not have transportation to reach those services or even know where to go,” said Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller. “Thank you to Atrium Health Navicent for bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to these residents and helping make sure they are protected from the pandemic.”
Atrium Health Navicent continues to provide public vaccination services at sites in Baldwin, Bibb and Peach counties by appointment. To make an appointment, visit www.CovidsafeGA.org or call 478-633-SAFE (7233). Appointments are based on vaccine availability, which is allocated and managed by the state.
Vaccinated individuals and those waiting to be vaccinated are encouraged to continue to practice COVID-safe behaviors including wearing a mask in public, social distancing and frequent hand washing.
About Atrium Health Navicent
Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for health care consumers through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.