Atrium Health Navicent Begins Vaccinating 12 to 15-Year-Olds Against COVID-19
As part of an ongoing commitment to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Atrium Health Navicent has begun vaccinating children aged 12 to 15.
“We are excited that children and teens aged 12 and up will be able to receive a COVID vaccine. Children are able to contract COVID-19 and we have seen some children with long-term problems related to the infection,” said Dr. Edward Clark, Medical Director for Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. “The vaccine has been proven safe in all ages tested and the efficacy rates have been extraordinarily high. We encourage you to have your child vaccinated as soon as you can.”
Public vaccination services are available by appointment at the following locations:
- The Wellness Center, Navicent Health
- Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health
- Navicent Health Baldwin
A parent or guardian must accompany minors to vaccination appointments. 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.
“Atrium Health Navicent is proud to continue to provide public vaccination services, now making this vital COVID-19 protection available to children 12 and older in the communities we serve,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “This deadly pandemic isn’t over and we’re doing our part as a health system to make the vaccine accessible both at our designated facilities and using pop-up clinics in the community so anyone who wants to be vaccinated can be afforded that opportunity.”
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.