ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

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Beginning Monday, Feb. 15, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments are moving one of their vaccination sites to Springfield Baptist Church located at 1877 Iris Dr SE, Conyers, GA 30013. The previous site was located at Rockdale Career Academy through Friday, Feb. 12.

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All second-dose appointments made at Rockdale Career Academy or previously at Newton County Health Center will now be served at Springfield Baptist Church at the same date and time originally scheduled. Patients are asked to bring their initial confirmation to the appointment. The Health Department will also be sending alerts to patients scheduled to notify them of this change.

The site change occurs as classes are scheduled to return to Rockdale Career Academy. “We’re incredibly grateful to Superintendent Oatts and his team for allowing us to use their site, which helped us expand our vaccination capacity in this area of our district,” said Dr. Audrey Arona, district health director for Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments.

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Springfield Baptist Church, a constant location for COVID-19 testing early on, will now operate as a vaccine site moving forward. “We are so appreciative of Pastor Wendel Lee and Paul Clayton of Springfield Baptist Church for offering and readying their location so we can continue making vaccine available to individuals in Rockdale and Newton counties,” Dr. Arona said. “We are so fortunate to have our community partners come forward to support this operation.”