North Central Health District


Hancock Health Improvement Partnership, North Central Health District and CORE Providing COVID-19 Vaccine at Art in Sparta Festival


Attendees at the upcoming Art in Sparta Festival on June 19 will have the opportunity to get their free COVID-19 vaccine at the event.

Hancock Health Improvement Partnership (HHIP), North Central Health District (NCHD) and CORE will be at the event offering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COIVD-19 vaccines to community members that want to help protect themselves and their community.

“Collaborating with local community events is such an exciting space for us because our goal is always to meet people where they are at,” said Ashila Jiwani, CORE Operations Manager. “CORE is looking forward to vaccinating all individuals 12 and older at Art In Sparta. Both Pfizer and J&J will be offered, so come and shop with us, and if you are feeling unsure, we encourage everyone to stop by and have a conversation with us to learn more about your options!”

Vaccination at the festival will be offered Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ups will be accepted at the event, but pre-registration is encouraged for anyone interested in getting a vaccine. Visit to pre-register. Please note that anyone between ages 12 and 17 will only be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Anyone 18 and older can receive either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson shot.

In addition to protection against COVID-19, anyone that receives their vaccine from CORE at the festival will also receive a $25 Visa gift card.

Anyone age 18 and older that wants to get their COVID-19 shot also has the opportunity to visit their local county health department. To schedule an appointment at the Hancock County Health Department, use the vaccine appointment line at 478-749-0179 or 1-844-987-0099. For additional vaccination opportunities, including NCHD’s 12 no-appointment locations, visit

“We’re excited to have CORE as a partner to work with us in our communities across the district said Sabine Biabe A Som, NCHD Immunization Coordinator. “Vaccination is a team effort, and when we have the opportunity to work with providers, local leaders and community organizers, we’re better able to reach people where they live, work and play.”

For more information about the COVID-19, including testing information, guidance and more, visit Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at For additional Georgia COVID-19 information, visit

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