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Meadows Offering COVID Vaccinations

Doctors at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital say the most effective way to stay out of the hospital with COVID-19 is to get vaccinated – right now.

“The vaccine has proven to be safe,” says Chief Medical Officer Dr. Karen McColl. “And it works. The vast majority of COVID- 19 patients in our hospital are unvaccinated.”

Currently, more than 63% of the inpatients at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital are being treated for COVID-19. That’s a record for this pandemic.

“The Delta variant is hitting our area hard,” says Dr. McColl. “We are at a critical point. We can turn this around – but only if people get vaccinated. This is the time to sound the alarm.”

To help with the influx of patients at the hospital, MHMH has temporary closed the Immediate Care office and moved those clinicians to the hospital.

“ We’ve also had to send some COVID-19 patients to other HCA Healthcare Hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina,” says CEO Matt Hasbrouck. “We are fortunate to have the support of HCA Healthcare.”

“It’s no coincidence that our community vaccination rate is low and our COVID-19 hospitalization rate is high,” says Dr. Mc-Coll. “We need everyone’s help. We need people to get vaccinated.”

Memorial Health Meadows Hospital is operating a public vaccination clinic. To schedule a time to get a free vaccination, call (912) 535-SAFE (7233).

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