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Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center Now Offers COVID-19 Vaccine To Hospital Patients Prior to Discharge

Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center is now offering COVID- 19 vaccines to hospital patients prior to their discharge.

Vaccines are available via a physician’s order. A parent or guardian must consent for vaccines administered to minors.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that everyone aged 5 and older complete a COVID-19 vaccine series and that everyone eligible also receive a vaccine booster to help prevent serious illness that could lead to hospitalization. Vaccines have been proven to be effective at protecting against severe disease and death from the virus that causes COVID-19.

“As we enter our second winter of this pandemic, we are proud to offer this added protection to hospital patients prior to their discharge from Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “Vaccination remains our proven best method to reduce the spread of this deadly pandemic.”

Atrium Health Navicent also offers vaccination by appointment at Atrium Health Navicent Primary Care West Macon and Atrium Health Navicent Children’s Care Downtown Macon. Visit to schedule an appointment. Vaccine availability is allocated and managed by the state.

“While we’re hopeful that the number of COVID-19 cases locally will remain few, case counts are rising in other areas of the country and many people are making plans to attend gatherings and travel for the holidays. If you haven’t yet been vaccinated, make an appointment today to protect yourself and your loved ones,” said Dr. Patrice Walker, chief medical officer for Atrium Health Navicent.

Atrium Health Navicent physicians encourage the community to continue to practice COVID-safe behaviors including wearing a mask in public, social distancing and frequent handwashing.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit