More than 1,200 vaccines have been administered to residents of Coweta County over the past week, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
The DPH reports that 62,323 residents of Coweta County have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or 44% of the county’s total population.
A total of 54,384 residents, or 38 percent of the population, are listed as fully immunized.
Overall, a total of 112,999 vaccines were administered to residents of Coweta County, a rate of 78,876 per 100,000. That total increased by 1,272 over the past week, a rate falling by compared to the previous week. The previous week, 2,840 vaccines had been administered and 3,233 vaccines had been administered the previous week.
Of the 62,323 who received at least one dose, 1,176 were aged 10 to 14 years; 3,205 are between 15 and 19 years old; 3,219 are between 20 and 24 years old; 6,288 are between 25 and 34 years old; 8,024 are between 35 and 44 years old; 10,738 are between 45 and 54 years old; 12,360 are 55-64 years old; 10,275 are 65-74 years old; 5,512 are between 75 and 84 and 1,525 are 85 or older.
Currently, people 12 years of age and older can receive a vaccine against COVID-19.
According to the DPH, the Pfizer two-dose vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for 12-17 year olds, while those 18 and over can receive the Moderna vaccine in two doses, the Pfizer vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in one dose. . .
Statewide, a total of 9,793,897 vaccines were administered, for a rate of 94,137 per 100,000 people.
A total of 5,355,744 Georgians, or 51% of the population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 4,565,943, or 44%, are classified as fully vaccinated.
Nationally, according to the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 206,908,710 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, for a rate of 62.3% of the population total. A total of 175,968,266 people, or 53% of the country’s population, are fully immunized.
The number of vaccines is counted by the home address of those receiving the vaccine, not by where the vaccine is obtained, according to Hayla Folden, media relations specialist for the Department of Health. Georgia Public Health District 4.
For example, a Newnan resident receiving their vaccine in Fayetteville or Carrollton will be counted in the Coweta County vaccine numbers. Conversely, a McDonough resident who receives a vaccine in Newnan will be counted for Henry County, not Coweta County.
According to the CDC, “fully vaccinated” is defined as people who have two weeks after their second dose of a series of two-dose vaccines, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson / Janssen vaccine.
Vaccines are safe, free and easy to obtain
With the aim of getting people vaccinated, Piedmont offers vaccines at a designated location every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The vaccines will be administered at Piedmont Physicians at Thomas Crossroads, located at 2959 Sharpsburg McCullum Road in Newnan.
Those interested in receiving the vaccine can make an appointment by calling 770-683-6567 or 770-502-2040. Other places in the county, including Lee-King, Lee-Goodrum, Thompson’s and major drugstore chains, also offer the vaccine for free.
The Georgia Department of Public Health conducts COVID-19 drive-thru testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, located at 275 Pine Route in Newnan. Appointments can be made at district4health.org/locations/coweta-county.
Additionally, the Coweta County Health Department continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines every Monday, at 70 Hospital Road in Newnan.
To search for a COVID-19 vaccine in your area, visit the CDC’s vaccine search engine at vaccines.gov.
Groundbreaking cases of extremely rare COVID
The risk of a breakthrough case is extremely low, according to data from the Georgia Department of Public Health, proving the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against the virus.
Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, out of 4,525,159 fully vaccinated people in the state at the time, only 32,168 people, or 0.71 percent, tested positive.
1,251 people, or 0.02%, were hospitalized for some reason and tested positive for COVID-19.
Only 219 people, or 0.004%, died from COVID-19.
Between January 1 and September 1, the state reported 656,783 positive cases of COVID-19 among unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people, and 7,086 deaths among that same population.