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This Week: Free COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines In Camden County, Ga.

Danny Karnik
Associated Press
In this Thursday, April 8, 2021 file photo, Georgia Tech employee Adam Jackson receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at the Vaccination Site on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Health is offering free vaccinations and testing in Camden County this week to try and slow the "unprecedented" surge of COVID-19 in the area.

The COVID-19 transmission rate in Camden County increased by almost 1,000% in the month of July, according to the Health Department, fueled in part by the highly contagious Delta variant and low vaccination rates.

Free vaccinations are being offered to anyone age 12 or older, regardless of insurance, at these times and locations:

Wednesday, August 4

  • Camden County Rec Center/PSA, 1050 Wildcat Dr., Kingsland - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pfizer and J&J (age 12+)

Thursday, August 5

  • Camden County Rec Center/PSA, 1050 Wildcat Dr., Kingsland - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pfizer and J&J (age 12+)
  • Camden County Health Department, 905 Dilworth St., St. Marys - 9 a.m. to  11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to  5 p.m., Moderna (age 18+)
  • Camden County Health Department, 1501 Georgia Ave., Woodbine, 9 a.m. to  11:30 a.m., Moderna (age 18+)

Friday, August 6

  • St. Marys First Presbyterian Church, 100 Conyers St. West, St. Marys - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pfizer and J&J (age 12+)

Free COVID-19 testing by appointment will also be available Tuesday and Thursday morning at the Camden County Health Department in St. Marys.
Make an appointment for the testing here, or call the COVID-19 testing call center at 912-230-9744. There is no cost, regardless of insurance status, and test results are typically available in 24 to 36 hours.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.