Low turnout on opening day of GEMA vaccination site in Dougherty County prompts response from local leaders

ALBANY, Ga. – GEMA has chosen Dougherty County to be one of four locations for a state-run mass vaccination site, South Georgia TV news reporter Samantha Cook critiques how the first day went.

The GEMA vaccination site isn’t only for Dougherty County residents, anyone who’s eligible is welcome to come and get their free vaccine. The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1150 W Oakridge in Albany.

An ASL interpreter is available on site on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The site is currently vaccinating:

  • Individuals 65 and older and their caregivers
  • Healthcare personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Law enforcement/fire/EMS personnel and 911 operators