As of deadline Tuesday, The Oconee Health Department and Urgent Care of Oconee is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the following people:

  •  People over the age of 65
  • Healthcare personnel
  • Long-term care facilities staff and residents
  • First responders
  • Law enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Dispatchers
  • 911 operators

Beginning Thursday and on every Thursday thereafter for the foreseeable future, the Moderna vaccine will be offered at the Health Department at 1060 Experiment Station Road. In order to register for a vaccine, call (706) 769-3983. Walk-ins will not be served.

Urgent Care of Oconee is asking those who qualify for the vaccine to email their name, date of birth and phone number to covidvaccine@urgentcareofoconee.com. There is no fee for the vaccine and no cost to the patient. The government has set an administrative of fee of $16 that will be billed to one’s insurance. If one does not have insurance, the government will absorb the administrative fee.

For more on this story, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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