2,500 people received free COVID-19 vaccination at DeKalb County event

Ages 12 years and older are eligible to receive shots
DeKalb County
DeKalb County(WGCL)
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 9:59 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The parking lot at Stonecrest Mall was filled with cars Saturday morning as thousands received COVID-19 vaccinations.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb County Fire Rescue administered voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots to anyone 12 years of age and older. DeKalb County officials gave away a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who received a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot. In addition, see-through bookbags filled with school supplies were distributed.

“This is what community is all about,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “We protect ourselves, our family members, our neighbors, and consequently, we protect all DeKalb County.”

County officials say drivers will be able to remain in their cars when receiving vaccinations, and walk-ups are welcome.

According to the county, COVID-19 vaccinations are free, however, those receiving the vaccine are asked to bring insurance information and photo identification, if available. An administration fee may be applied for Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance.

Participants are asked to bring their CDC vaccination cards. Without the vaccination card, a vaccination record will have to be verified.

Everyone will have a choice of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and boosters.