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Weems to Host COVID-19 Vaccines March 9

Weems Memorial Hospital will host a COVID-19 vaccination event on Tuesday, March 9 at the Eastpoint Church of God in Eastpoint from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. The vaccinations will be available for persons ages 18-64 who have underlying chronic medical conditions that make them vulnerable to complications from the virus. Appointments may be made by calling 850-323-6006, 850-323-6005 or 850-653-1525 extension 103 for an appointment. A medical order from a healthcare provider is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.According to the CDC, underlying medical conditions are those conditions that put an individual at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Adults of any age with the following conditions are at risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, down syndrome, heart conditions, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disesase and certain types of diabetes. A complete list of conditions considered at risk can be found at the CDC website:

Longtime Weems Board Member Doug Creamer Passes

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that longtime Weems board member and chairman Doug Creamer has died. Creamer, a local leader, has served on the Weems Board of Directors since 2014. He has served as chairman since 2019.

Funeral Arrangements for Bro. Doug Creamer, will be on Tuesday January 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Living Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola.

The family will be receiving guests from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the church prior to the service.

With the recent rise in COVID cases the service will be streamed on the Living Waters Assembly of God Facebook page

For those who would be more comfortable. However, for those wishing to attend in person you may do so.

Free Franklin County COVID-19 Vaccines

Are you age 65 or older? Are you interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine? If so, pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine today. To register visit: Please be advised, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2 dose series, 1 month apart. To receive local COVID-19 updates, please text FranklinCV19 to 888777.

Monday, January 4, 2021. From the Franklin County Health Department

Good Morning Franklin County, 
Due to heavy demand, we are currently out of COVID-19 vaccinations and are therefore not scheduling new COVID-19 vaccine appointments. We are collaborating with our state and federal partners to acquire more vaccinations to meet the needs of our community. If you are age 65 and older and would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine please pre-register using the link below: 

Franklin County:

The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County is committed to providing timely and important updates regarding the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. To receive local COVID-19 updates including information on vaccinations, please text “FranklinCV19” to 888777.