In partnership with The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Atlanta Housing (AH) vaccinated approximately 118 residents on Friday, Feb 19. Residents were provided with transportation, using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines.
“It is our goal to ensure that all eligible residents in AH-owned facilities are fully vaccinated to ensure their health, safety and well-being,” said Dr. Christopher Edwards, chairman of the Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners. “CEO Eugene Jones and his capable staff have done an excellent job of keeping our residents safe during the pandemic, but the only way to ensure their continued safety is through widespread vaccination.”
The seniors who were vaccinated were residents of East Lake Highrise, Marietta Senior Tower, Tenth and Juniper Highrise, Peachtree Senior Tower, Cosby Spear Highrise and Piedmont Senior Tower.
With the development of additional partners, Atlanta Housing plans to provide more vaccinations through onsite clinics for eligible residents.
The Integral Group and medical provider Tuxedo Pharmacy are facilitating an onsite vaccination clinic for eligible residents of Cheshire Bridge Highrise, Georgia Avenue Highrise and Marian Road Highrise.
Eligible seniors at Martin Street Apartments will attend the clinic at Georgia Avenue, and eligible seniors at Westminster Avenue Apartments will attend the clinic at Cheshire Bridge.
Additionally, Atlanta Housing development partner Michaels is facilitating an onsite vaccination clinic for eligible residents of Barge Road Highrise, and AH partner Columbia is facilitating an onsite vaccination clinic for eligible residents of Hightower Manor Highrise.
“Thank you to Atlanta Housing, its private development partners, Family Health Centers of Georgia and Tuxedo Pharmacy for their hard work in ensuring the safety of our senior citizens,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. “The road to recovery from this pandemic is through vaccination, and I encourage all who are eligible to participate and get vaccinated.”
While this round of vaccinations was focused the senior population, the agency hopes to partner with healthcare providers around the city to provide access to vaccinations for the broader AH-assisted population as they become available.