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District 2 Public Health adjusts COVID-19 testing, vaccine scheduling to accommodate next phase

By Alyson Shields Reporter

Local Public Health officials will adjust the schedule at COVID-19 testing sites in Hall and Franklin Counties to allow for more capacity for virus vaccinations, including for those over 65.

Starting January 11, adults 65 years old and older can receive the vaccine based on availability. More information regarding those vaccines can be found online and on Facebook.

The District 2 Public Health testing site in Hall County will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning on January 11. Saturday testing will be discontinued after January 9.

The testing site at the Franklin County Health Department will close after Friday, January 8.

Previously, the district announced that testing will be available between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. only for symptomatic first responders, school employees and court system personnel, by appointment at all 13 health departments starting January 11. The goal for this change is to meet the demand for providing vaccines to more people as District 2 works through the phases identified by the Centers for Disease Control.

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