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Atrium Health Navicent Partners with Schools to Vaccinate Students, School Staff

COVID-19 vaccination events to be held in Baldwin and Wilkinson counties

Atrium Health Navicent is partnering with schools in Baldwin and Wilkinson counties to vaccinate eligible students, school staff and their families against COVID-19 during special vaccination events this week.

Vaccinations will be offered at:

· Wilkinson County High School – Thursday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

· Baldwin County High School – Friday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Vaccines have been approved for use in individuals aged 12 and older. To sign up, contact Wilkinson County High School at (478) 946-2441 or Baldwin County High School at (478) 453-6429. A parent or guardian must accompany minors to vaccine appointments.

“With students soon returning to in-person classes, Atrium Health Navicent is proud to partner with our schools to provide this critical protection to students, school staff and their families,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “With the presence of the Delta variant in Georgia and a recent increase in cases, it’s extremely important that we each do all we can to slow the spread of this deadly pandemic and vaccination has been proven to be safe and effective in preventing severe infection.”

Dr. Aaron Geter Jr., Superintendent of Schools for the Wilkinson County School District, said he is excited to join hands with Atrium Health Navicent to provide vaccinations to the Wilkinson County community.

"Our focus is to enter this school year in the safest manner possible. We appreciate their help and support to make sure that our community is as safe as possible,” Geter said.

Atrium Health Navicent is proud to have partnered with the Baldwin County School District to provide public COVID-19 vaccination services at last week’s Back-To-School Bash and for another event on Friday.

“The Baldwin County School District is excited to partner with Atrium Health Navicent, once again, to provide COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines to our students 12 years and older and their families,” said Baldwin County School Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “This vaccination event is a great opportunity to provide more of our students with the chance to receive an additional layer of protection against the coronavirus.”

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 is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.


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