Aug. 16 – CAT hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Aug. 25 | Covid-19

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Aug 16, 2021 – Chatham Area Transit is hosting a free vaccination clinic this month at Joe Murray Rivers Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Avenue.

The JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center pop-up clinic will be in the transit center from 9am to 12pm on August 25th. Both Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines are offered. No appointments are necessary. Vaccine recipients will have to wait 15 minutes in the center to monitor them after vaccination.

The event is a collaboration between the JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center, YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Healthy Savannah, and REACH, a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce racial and ethnic health inequalities.

CAT continues to implement security measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include a mask requirement and reduced capacity on CAT vehicles.

Health officials say such measures would not be necessary if more people were vaccinated, but the reluctance to get the vaccine, along with the arrival of the Delta variant, has resulted in COVID-19 cases returning after a period of decline have increased. Although no vaccine is 100% effective, those who are vaccinated are less likely to contract the virus, and those who do have often mild symptoms and a low chance of hospitalization.