DeKalb County, GA — On Saturday, July 31, DeKalb County Board of Health, DeKalb County Fire Rescue Paramedics and MedCura Health administered voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations to residents 12 years of age and older at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall.
The mall is located at 2801 Candler Rd, Decatur, GA 30034.
As an incentive, residents received $50 prepaid gift cards for getting vaccinated. Free backpacks for students were also given out. Around 50 cars were lined up for the 8 a.m. start time as the sun rose over the horizon Saturday morning.
A press release after the event stated more than 230 COVID-19 vaccinations had been administered and more than 50 adults and children had been tested.
“This event has been a huge success by any measure,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “We are committed to eradicating this disease and fighting to keep DeKalb County residents safe.”
The county says the Georgia Department of Public Health reports that as of July 27, 330,580 DeKalb residents, or 45 percent, are fully vaccinated.
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