We checked with local law enforcement agencies in Central Georgia where they are now.
MACON, Ga. – While people keep trying to get vaccinated against COVID-19, police officers are lining up too. Law enforcement officials told 13WMAZ their plan to vaccinate workers and whether anyone else was vaccinated.
In Macon, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says no workers have been vaccinated to date.
“The Macon-Bibb County government is working closely with the North Central Health District and we are following their guidelines and protocols for Phase 1A,” said Spencer Hawkins, Bibb County’s emergency management director.
The sheriff’s office says Hawkins is running the vaccination process for her. At the moment, they are asking staff to call the North Central Health District public administration to schedule their own appointment.
“At first we used the call line to try and get everyone through,” said Christopher Stoner, EMA director for Houston County. “They had some very important numbers in that call center,” he said.
Over in Houston County, Stoner says things started out a little rough, but it’s getting better now.
“I get the numbers from every agency and make them available to the health department. We can arrange first responders directly with the local health department,” said Stoner.
Stoner acts as the liaison between the health department and first responders in Houston County. The Houston County Sheriff’s Office says 30 percent of its 300 or so employees have signed up for the vaccine to date.
In Jones County, Sheriff Butch Reece says around 35 to 36 of his workers received the COVID-19 vaccine from 88. Reese also said his office had agreements with the health district to vaccinate their employees.