March 16, 2021–7:07 p.m.
STAFF REPORTS (WBHF photo)
A mass vaccination site in Bartow County opens today.
Eligible residents can get the COVID-19 vaccine at the LakePoint Sports complex, and you can pre-register by going to myvaccinegeorgia.com.
Those eligible for the vaccine include anyone over 55 and those with certain underlying health conditions.
Those medical conditions include:
Asthma (moderate to severe)
Chronic kidney disease
Overweight and obesity
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Sickle Cell Disease
Hypertension or high blood pressure
Thalassemia (blood disorder)
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already eligible for vaccination.
This expansion now includes disabilities caused by an injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury), a disability due to a longstanding condition that could cause vision loss, nerve damage or loss of a limb, or a disability due to illness such as ALS or multiple sclerosis.