During the first week of operation, 3,078 people received COVID-19 vaccines at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station.

During its second week, the Vaccination Station administered the COVID-19 shot to 3,604 people — 780 on Wednesday, March 31, and a record 2,824 on Thursday, April 1, said John Pless, public information officer for Catoosa County.

The Vaccination Station launched March 24 at the Catoosa Colonnade at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The three counties have combined resources to offer safe, fast and free protection against the coronavirus with this regional drive-thru vaccination site, officials said.

In addition to targeting residents in Catoosa, Dade and Walker County, the Vaccination Station is open to any Georgia resident age 16 or older and Tennessee and Alabama residents who work in Georgia.

In Catoosa County, about 20,000 vaccines had been administered as of March 24; the county has a population of about 69,000, officials said. In Walker County, about 14,000 vaccines had been administered as of March 24; the county has a population of about 70,000.

Officials said that the Vaccination Station in Catoosa County supplements in-county vaccination setups at county health departments and elsewhere.

Appointments can be scheduled online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa9ad2fa6fd0-covid8

The online appointment link is also available on the three county government websites and Facebook pages.

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