GTCHD to hit the road with vaccine opportunities

TAYLOR COUNTY—As a way to better serve the residents of the county, the Grafton-Taylor County Health Department (GTCHD) will once again be taking their COVID-19 vaccination efforts on the road.

According to GTCHD Public Health Nurse Nelda Grymes, the operation will become mobile for those folks in the county who would still like to receive their doses of the vaccine, as well as those wishing to receive their boost doses.

“We believe that there are individuals out there that would like to receive the vaccine, but they didn’t want to have to drive to our location, so we decided to take our operation out into the county,” Grymes voiced.

The department will be loading up their mobile unit and visiting various locations throughout Taylor County, to better reach residents, on their own turf.

“Beginning on Tuesday, we will be setting up in different locations, and folks are encouraged to come and visit us to get their shots,” Grymes said. “Even if they just need their booster shot, they can come and see us for that, too.”

They will be set up at the Taylor County Family Resources building on Tuesday, November 30, from 2:00-6:00 p.m., offering residents the opportunity to receive their vaccination.

The stops will begin in December on the 4th at Anna Jarvis Elementary School, followed by Taylor County Middle School on the 11th and Flemington Elementary School will round out the locations for the month of December with a clinic held on the 18th. All of the December clinics will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

The health department will continue their initiative into the new year, with a January 8 clinic held at Grafton High School, one January 22 at Sunset Terrace and a final mobile clinic will be held at Briarcliff Apartments on January 29. Vaccines will be offered at these locations from 9:00 a.m. until noon, as well.

The GTCHD will continue to offer vaccine opportunities at their office, with no appointment necessary. And don’t forget about their evening clinics on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00 p.m., for those unable to attend the daytime clinics.

“Anyone wishing to receive a vaccine at any of our locations is asked to bring with them a driver’s license or another form of photo identification, as well as their insurance card, if they have one,” Grymes said. “Those who are visiting us for their second, or booster, dose are asked to also bring their COVID card they received during their first shot.”

Not only will the department be administering vaccinations, but they will be available to answer questions and provide information for residents who are still unsure about the vaccine.