Hello Johns Creek,
I am pleased to share that the Fulton County Board of is providing the COVID-19 vaccine for the initial priority phases which include medical practitioners and staff, First Responders, adults age 65 and older (regardless of medical conditions) and their caregivers.
The initial recipients in Phase 1A, the first of the county’s Priority Phases, are:
Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility staff and residents
- Healthcare personnel and long-term care facility (LTCF)
- Paid or unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials, including but not limited to:
- Staff in clinical settings (e.g. nurses, physicians, EMS, laboratory, environmental services, etc.)
- Long-term care facilities (LTCF) staff and residents
Adults 65 and Older and First Responders
- Adults 65 +over
- First Responders (fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 personnel, etc.)
Residents 65+ over who would like assistance with scheduling an appointment can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 404-613-8150. First Responders who are interested in receiving a vaccination should complete the Medical Provider’s Form to schedule their appointment. The link can be found on the Fulton County COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.
Our Johns Creek community continues to see increases in new COVID-19 diagnosis. For the two week period ending January 1, 2021, Johns Creek saw a 13.9% increase in new COVID-19 cases.
We continue to see some of the highest number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic An increasing number of our friends and family members know someone within their circle of acquaintances who are sick. We can and must do better. I urge everyone to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wear a mask.
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) apart.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Get a flu shot as soon as possible.
Remember, the more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.
Infection rates in our city have been climbing and that is evident in the numbers from today’s reports. Johns Creek has 531 new cases in the most recent 14 day reporting period. Over the past two weeks (reporting weeks of 12/19 to 1/1/21) there were more than 6,685 new cases of COVID-19 in Fulton County. The latest report shows new diagnoses in Johns Creek over the past 14-day reporting period trail only those of Atlanta (2,607) Sandy Springs (799), and Roswell (698).