Free COVID-19 vaccine, testing available this week

Daniel Stackhouse, Correspondent

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was incorrect in stating that Georgia Southern provides free COVID-19 testing. Tests are only available from the health clinic after a consultation with a Health Services provider.

Free testing is available for those on both the Statesboro and the Armstrong campuses through Mako Medical. Walk-ups are accepted, but to make things faster, you can register online. No insurance is required.

Find those locations for free tests in Downtown Statesboro and in Savannah here.

Below is the original article which has been corrected.

Georgia Southern is providing free COVID-19 vaccines on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses this week, and free testing is available for Bulloch and Chatham County.

The Moderna vaccine will be available on the Statesboro campus through this Thursday. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available exclusively on Friday. As for the Armstrong Campus, both vaccines will be available exclusively on Wednesday.

According to a press release from the University of Communications and Marketing, appointments must be made online ahead of time through MyGS. Appointments can be booked by going to the “COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Form” under “COVID-19 Information and Resources.”

Furthermore, local communities will help provide students with free testing. Within Bulloch County, the Southeast Health District and Mako Medical are providing testing to those in various Georgia counties. All that is required is a Georgia address.

In Chatham, Glynn, and Camden counties, free testing is provided by the Coastal Health District, even allowing those without symptoms to be tested.
For more information, head to GS’ COVID-19 information site. More information about testing in local counties can be found online.