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Healthy Boro to host flu and COVID vaccine event next weekend

The City of Statesboro’s Healthy Boro Committee is organizing a pop-up flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic for next weekend. The event will take place on Saturday, December 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Library located at 124 S. Main Street in Statesboro, Georgia. Flu vaccines will be available for ages six months to age 64. Covid-19 vaccines and bivalent boosters will be available for those aged five to adult.

CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) will be on-site at the event to administer the vaccines and bivalent boosters. CORE is a partner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and works to make vaccines available for all Georgians.

“As much as we’d like to think COVID is in the past, it’s still here,” says Healthy Boro Committee Member Stacy Smallwood. “With the flu also spreading, we have to take care of ourselves and our neighbors. Vaccines are still a key part of keeping our community safe and healthy.”

COVID-19 vaccines are now approved for anyone over six months of age. Bivalent boosters, which target the circulating Omicron strains, are recommended for anyone aged five and up and are administered at least two months after the person’s last COVID-19 vaccine dose. For detailed information on booster eligibility, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

For more information about this vaccine pop-up, please contact the Healthy Boro Committee at healthyborocommittee@gmail.com.

About Healthy Boro: The Healthy Boro Committee, formerly known as Squashing the Spread Bulloch, is an ad hoc committee appointed by Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar in September 2022. The committee works to promote health and well-being in Statesboro through education and community engagement. Several of the committee members were founders of Squashing the Spread Bulloch, a volunteer-led initiative that worked to promote healthy behavior and the mitigation of the coronavirus disease in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the disease has become more manageable through vaccines and a better understanding of how it spreads, the volunteers have shifted their efforts to promote additional aspects of healthy living.

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