Augusta University Health‘s COVID-19 vaccine clinics were recently featured on NBC Sports.
The new Washington Square shopping center location, as well as pop-up community clinics in area churches, are funded by a $2 million joint donation by the Augusta National Golf Club and the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area. The contribution also will fund the launch of AU Health’s first mobile vaccination unit.
“Helping expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations is another meaningful way to do more for our neighbors in the Augusta community that has supported the Masters Tournament for more than 80 years,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.
“The dedication of Augusta University Health, Georgia Department of Public Health and all health care providers working courageously during this pandemic is inspiring, and they deserve our enduring gratitude and support. We hope these resources will have an immediate impact on their efforts to protect those most vulnerable and our community at large through more vaccinations,” Ridley said.
Since the onset of the pandemic last year, Augusta National has worked with local entities to equip and support COVID-19 response efforts in Augusta and the surrounding communities. In March 2020, Augusta National and the Community Foundation for the CSRA coordinated a joint contribution of $2 million to expand local COVID-19 testing at Augusta University and support the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.