The clinic believed that it could progress beyond Phase 1, which excludes teachers
A rural clinic in Georgia was penalized for vaccinating teachers and slapped with a six-month suspension from the state’s coronavirus vaccination program, which appealed the decision, confusing state regulations and in other clinics Doses were given to individuals who did not fall into the approved category under Phase I.
Located 100 miles west of Atlanta, Elberton’s Medical Center began vaccinating 177 teachers in December – but only after vaccinating all health care workers in the county that they said they wanted to receive, Drs. Jonathan Poon, Seven Practitioners Practiced at the Clinic Granthshala 5 atlanta.
Although teachers are not part of Phase 1 in the state rollout, Poon said he believes the clinic could move forward with the next step as he completed the first job.
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A team with the Georgia Department of Public Health arrived at Elberton’s clinic late last month and seized most of the coronovirus vaccine from the facility, enough to give a second dose to those who had already been administered the first.
It will not receive new shipments until July, but Poon said it sent a second appeal to the state’s health department last week after it was revealed that another medical provider also broke through the phase 1 ban.
Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. Has decided to provide shots to a family member or in regular contact with one of its employees, CEO Kurt Stunel confirmed to Granthshala 5. The center employed 3,300 people and got them vaccinated. Two weeks before at least 766 family members stayed. At least some of those family members were 65 or older or caregivers, meaning they fall into the category of approved recipients under Phase I.
“We need our staff to be able to take care of their patients,” Stunel said.
Unlike Elberton, the Department of Health had nothing to do with how Floyd Medical Center was affected by state policy.
Dr. Chris Rustin, who is commissioner of the state’s Department of Health and principal adviser to vaccine planning and logistics, told Granthshala “he decided he felt it was in the interests of his hospital staff.” 5.
“The Department of Public Health (DPH) is reviewing the activities of Floyd Medical Center as they relate to immunization administration,” a spokesperson confirmed to Granthshala News on Sunday, making it clear that Floyd Medical Center and The Medical Center Are in Off Elberton. Different counties.
State Health Department said that Statement A private provider, The Medical Center of Elberton, was suspended from the COVID-19 vaccination program in Georgia that was released on February 1, “The provider vaccinated individuals in the Albert County School District who are currently Phase 1 Were outside A +. Eligible Population. “
The suspension ended on July 27, 2021 became effective immediately for a period of six months.
During suspension, the facility will not receive any new COVID-19 vaccine shipments. The state’s Department of Health stated, “Elberton’s medical center can use the vaccine from its current list of patients who have received their first dose.” Vaccines required for those second doses will not be lifted and redistributed for use in Elbert County.