In today’s COVID report EGRMC has 4 COVID patients in the hospital. 2 EGRMC patients are sick enough to require vents.
Vaccine tops COVID immunity
Most likely you’ve heard claims that COVID infection-acquired immunity is superior to vaccine-acquired immunity.
Nope. That’s wrong.
In a report published by the CDC of patients with respiratory illness, those with prior infection were 5X more likely to have COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
GA DPH does not report cases or deaths on the weekend.
200 Bulloch county citizens total have died of COVID since the pandemic began.
A temporary COVID memorial in downtown Statesboro gives COVID survivors a tangible way to honor friends and family members who have lost their battle with COVID.
At the front of the building there is a plastic container with ornaments, pins and material to hang the ornament on the trees.
Everyone is invited to participate in the memorial. No matter if your loved one or friend lived in Bulloch County.
EGRMC adjusts visitor policy
East Georgia Regional Medical Center is committed to the safety of our patients, staff and visitors. As the COVID situation continues to change in our community, we continue to adjust visitor guidelines and policies as needed. Patients in the hospital may now have two (2) support persons during visiting hours.
Southeast Health District begins booster vaccine administration for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccines
Vaccines and Boosters are available at the Bulloch County Health Department.
Booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines are now available at Southeast Health District health department sites. The criteria to receive a booster dose of either the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available below. These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of Pfizer vaccine.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial 2-dose series:
• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings
For people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster.
Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
For your greatest convenience, make an appointment for your preferred date and time as it will greatly expedite your vaccination experience.
However, walk-ins are welcome as well, though you may experience longer wait times.
Whether you call or drop by any of our Southeast Health District sites, we hope that you get vaccinated against COVID and flu.
Schedule your appointment by calling 1-855-473-4374.
Majority of Georgia Hospitalizations and Deaths during the Unvaccinated Surge are Unvaccinated
The vast number of COVID patients who are hospitalized are unvaccinated. The best way to provide relief to our healthcare, EMS and front line workers who are exhausted and overwhelmed is to get vaccinated. Please do your part, wear a mask, especially indoors and GET VACCINATED.
FREE PCR COVID TESTING:
DPH downtown Free testing is available first come Monday Through Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM. However you must be preregistered to get a COVID test. You may call 1-855-473-4374, and a DPH agent will assist you with registration. You can also register online by clicking here.
Once you are registered you can go to the testing site located in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill St and Courtland Street under a white drive thru tent.
This is a PCR test which takes 3 to 5 days to get the results.
Rapid Antigen COVID Testing:
All urgent cares and most doctors offices and pharmacies have rapid testing capability. However these are not free. Insurance will cover the test if it is performed in a doctors office or urgent care.
Insurance will not pay for test done in a pharmacy. Test begin at $75. You get the results in about 15 minutes for rapid tests.
EGRMC IS NOT DOING COIVD TESTING AT THE HOSPITAL OR IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO EGRMC E.D. FOR COVID TESTING.
East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC) in Statesboro is asking for citizens to NOT go to the E.D. for COVID testing. They are conserving testing supplies for their patients. COVID testing options are listed below in this report.
FREE COVID TESTING DOWNTOWN STATESBORO
The Southeast Health District has expanded FREE COVID-19 testing at the downtown Statesboro location to daily testing. The testing location is in the parking lot located on the East Side of Railroad Street between Hill St and Courtland Street under a white drive thru tent.
Test are available now Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Last Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment at the downtown COVID-19 testing site, you may call 1-855-473-4374, and a DPH agent will assist you. You can also schedule an appointment online by clicking here.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF FREE VACCINE LOCATIONS – Please get vaccinated today
About This Report:
A special thanks to Dr. Frank Davis, M.D. F.A.C.S, a retired trauma surgeon who lives in Bulloch County. He has worked closely with the Grice Connect team to design the COVID-19 dashboard and provide brief interpretation of the data. You will be seeing and hearing more from Dr. Davis as an important member of the GC team. We will continue to update and adapt the data in this report to make it relevant. We have shifted our emphasis to vaccinations, while continuing to provide daily Coroncavirus impact.
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