Alpharetta, GA — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) toured the Alpharetta North Point Parkway COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Site. The vaccine site is operated by the Fulton County Board of Health and Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, supported with funding from Fulton County Government. During the tour, Fulton County public health officials shared updates on vaccination progress, as well as health equity initiatives designed to mitigate health disparities within minority communities in Fulton County. It was also announced today that the North Point Parkway vaccination site administered its 50,000th vaccine since opening in January.
“Vaccinations are such a critical part of our work to overcome this pandemic,” McBath said. “I want to commend the Fulton County Board of Health and Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency for all the hard work they are doing to get our community vaccinated, and for paying special attention to the health disparities this pandemic has exposed. As soon as you are able, I encourage all residents to make an appointment and get their vaccines.”
“We are delighted that Rep. Lucy McBath has chosen to tour our North Point Parkway COVID-19 Vaccination Site today,” said Lynn A. Paxton, M.D., M.P.H., district health director, Fulton County Board of Health. “Having her here to witness, firsthand, public health in action in the congressional district she represents speaks to her commitment to her constituents and to health care.”
Joining the Congresswoman were several elected and public health officials from Fulton County and the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, including:
- Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis
- Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson
- Lynn A. Paxton, M.D., M.P.H., District Health Director, Fulton County Board of Health
- David Holland, M.D., M.H.S., Chief Clinical Officer, Fulton County Board of Health
- Matthew Kallmyer, Director, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency
- Joseph Barasoain, Deputy Director, Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency
- Edward Leidelmeijer, Chief of Staff, Office of Commissioner Liz Hausmann
Since March 25, all Georgians age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As of April 1, the state of Georgia has administered over 3,880,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations. Any resident wishing to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is encouraged to visit https://gta-vras.powerappsportals.us/. The Fulton County Board of Health COVID-19 hotline can be reached at (404) 613-8150. The Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is (888) 357-0169.