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Douglas County Commission Chair Dr. Romona Jackson Jones received her COVID-19 vaccine Thursday afternoon at the mass vaccination site at Arbor Place Mall, along with City of Douglasville Mayor Mrs. Rochelle Robinson.
“Mayor Robinson and I partnered to receive our COVID-19 vaccine shot to encourage members of the community who are eligible to get vaccinated and that the vaccine is safe,” Chairman Jones said. “Vaccinations are so important right now and we want to boost participation from city and county residents to register and get vaccinated.”
Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced the opening of the mass vaccination site at Arbor Place Mall in February after collaborating with the City of Douglasville and Cobb and Douglas Public Health whose staff administers the vaccines.
“I was pleased to get the COVID-19 vaccine when my eligibility came up,” Mayor Robinson said. “I was nervous like many others, but being with Madame Chair, who I affectionately call my “Big Sister” I knew everything would be well.”
Beginning March 15, in addition to educators and staff, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and parents of children with complex conditions, healthcare workers, first responders, and Georgians 65 years or older, Phase 1A+ will include Georgians who are 55 and older and Georgians who have serious health conditions will be eligible to receive their vaccines. To register or receive information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine, visit cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com.
State and local government officials are working to encourage residents who are eligible for a vaccination to please get one to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “This is the most important tool in our toolbox to move forward and protect our citizens,” Chairman Jones said.
For more information, please contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations for Douglas County, Ga. at firstname.lastname@example.org