Apr. 9—Smyrna will hold two vaccination events next week after receiving another 1,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the city announced Friday.
Smyrna will administer the vaccines in the large gym at the Smyrna Community Center Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16.
The vaccines are free, and patients need only to bring a photo ID to their appointment.
It is the second vaccination drive the city has held. The first sold out within an hour of its announcement March 30.
"We are one of two cities (in) Georgia with our own Emergency Management Agency (EMA) which helped us get them," Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton said in a text message, adding that the city's fire chief and EMA director, Roy Acree, deserved "a ton" of credit.
"And the fact that we had 200 appointments last week in 26 minutes after announcing helped us get more, too," Norton said.
Mobile vaccination units serving underserved communities are also in the works, the mayor added. Those units will administer another batch of doses the city is expected to receive next week.
In the meantime, as of 7 p.m. Friday, a handful of the city's 1,000 doses were still available, according to Norton. To make an appointment, visit http://vaccines.smyrnaga.gov.