As COVID-19 cases rise once again, the Longstreet Clinic COVID-19 Response Team is working to make vaccines as available and convenient to access as possible. Anyone age 12 & older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today. There is no cost to receive the vaccine. Simply walk in (wearing your mask) and get the vaccine at one of the following locations during these times:
Urgent Care – Gainesville (Third Floor, 725 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE)
- Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-Noon
Family Medicine – Oakwood (4222 Fairbanks Drive)
- Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The highly contagious Delta variant is present in our community and driving local testing positivity rates above 20%, indicating an extremely high incidence of community spread. According to the latest NGHS data, there has been a 54% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations at its facilities in the past month, and more than 2,000% increase in the past two months. Currently 84% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and 89% of positive cases in critical care are unvaccinated. (As of Sept. 13, 2021; data updated daily). Though breakthrough cases are considered extremely rare statistically, they are possible. However, the vaccines have been proven to protect against severe illness and death in most cases. According to the CDC, you are 10 times less likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications if you have been vaccinated. Studies have shown that hospitalizations among the vaccinated have a median age of 80.
If you are eligible and not yet vaccinated, we urge you to do so as possible whether you get your vaccine at Longstreet Clinic or someplace else. If you are fully vaccinated, please continue to follow the latest public health recommendations. Thank you for protecting yourself, your family members and the community.