COVID-19 vaccinations at Jim Miller Park to end June 19
The Assistant Director of Cobb and Douglas Public Health, Lisa Crossman, announced that they are winding down the free COVID-19 vaccination site at Jim Miller Park on Callaway Road in Marietta, but will continue providing vaccines to the public at various locations indefinitely. Currently, vaccinations are provided at this location six days a week. The last day for vaccinations at Jim Miller Park will be June 19.
Members of the public who want to be vaccinated can make an appointment or walk in. Vaccinations are available to anyone 12 years of age or older. Crossman also said businesses with 25 or more employees can have Cobb and Douglas Public Health come to their workplaces and provide vaccinations. The scheduling is flexible, and can be done in the early evenings and on the weekends. For information on getting vaccinated at Jim Miller Park and satellite locations through Cobb and Douglas Public Health, visit their website.
Crossman also provided an update on the vaccination rate saying COVID-19 test positivity rate was at its lowest in many months, 1.9 percent. She urged the public not to let their guard down as numbers in the county were headed in the right direction. Public health officials say anything less than 5 percent is good. Cobb’s rate of “fully vaccinated people” is at 37 percent. This number represents persons who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Cobb is working each day to meet President Joe Biden’s 70 percent vaccination goal for the country by July 4. Crossman questions if Cobb will reach that target but says, “we’re going to give it our best shot.”