A partnership between Catoosa, Walker and Dade counties is expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines for Northwest Georgia residents.
The Catoosa-Dade-Walker vaccination station at the Colonnade launched Wednesday, March 24. All Georgians age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine effective March 25, Gov. Brian Kemp announced March 23.
The three counties combined resources to offer safe, fast and free protection against the coronavirus with a regional drive-thru vaccination site at the Catoosa Colonnade at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.
Eligible Georgia residents, as well as eligible Georgia workers who live in neighboring counties in Tennessee and Alabama, can sign up online for an appointment at the Catoosa Colonnade. Additionally, Georgia residents can fill out a required Vaccine Information and Consent Form online, print the form and bring it to their scheduled vaccine appointment.
A direct link to the vaccination station sign-up site can also be found on these government websites and Facebook pages:
Appointment times, including evening hours, are being offered according to demand. By registering for an appointment, a vaccination will be reserved for each person. Failure to show up for a scheduled appointment means a vaccine is unavailable for someone else in need.
The vaccination process takes about 30 minutes from the time of arrival at the Catoosa Colonnade. An express lane is available for those who bring their printed and completed Vaccine Information and Consent form in advance of their scheduled appointment at the vaccination station.
COVID-19 vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. The vaccine remains the most effective tool available for getting families, communities, schools and workplaces “back to normal” sooner.