July 22, 2021 – Due to the increasing number of positive coronavirus
cases and hospitalized COVID-19 patients, Southeast Georgia Health System
is postponing its Health & Wellness Fair scheduled for Saturday, July
24, until further notice. An announcement will be released when a new
date has been set.
“Due to the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases, we believe
this decision to postpone the health fair is in the best interest of our
community,” says Michael D. Scherneck, president and CEO, Southeast
Georgia Health System. “We apologize to our vendors and community
members who were looking forward to the event and will reschedule when
we believe it is safe to do so without risking the health of our team
members and community.”
One month ago, on June 22, the Health System had only five COVID-19 inpatients.
That number has significantly increased and there are now 22 inpatients
on the Brunswick Campus and 15 on the Camden Campus.
Southeast Georgia Health System offers
COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for all individuals age 12 and older. Appointments are preferred, but
walk-ins are accepted. To learn more or to make an appointment, visit
“While a small percentage of patients are testing positive for COVID-19
after having been fully vaccinated, the majority of those patients are
experiencing milder symptoms than unvaccinated patients,” says Scherneck.
“The vaccine is still the most effective way to prevent this dreadful
disease. We strongly encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine
to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
The Health System urges the community to social distance and wear face
coverings when in public to assist in reducing the spread of the virus.
The following tips will also help prevent the spread of coronavirus as
well as other respiratory viruses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
with at least 60 percent alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue or sneeze into your elbow.
Throw the tissue in the garbage and make sure to clean your hands afterwards.
• Avoid close contact with people who are showing symptoms of illness.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Individuals with questions about COVID-19 symptoms or the vaccine should
call the Health System’s free screening hotline at 912-466-7222.