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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

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Public Health Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccination

Appointments Limited to Essential Services

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies increase in the Coastal Health District, the Chatham County Health Department is working to administer vaccines to eligible individuals as quickly as possible. To allow our staff to focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, our health departments will shift to essential services only. Essential services include:

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Childhood immunizations required for school attendance
  • Infectious Disease Services (STD/TB/HIV)
  • Contraception services
  • Child dental services (Chatham County only)

Appointments are required for all services, and many existing appointments will be rescheduled. “All of the services we provide are important to people in our community, and we understand this is inconvenient,” says Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District. “But with limited staffing and resources, our focus must be on administration of this potentially life-saving vaccine.”

This change does not affect Environmental Health services or Vital Records. To make an appointment for essential services, contact your county health department.

COVID-19 vaccination is currently available only for phase 1a individuals, which includes frontline healthcare workers and the staff and residents of long-term care facilities. If you are a healthcare provider in need of vaccination, please fill out our provider survey at

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