(COLUMBUS, Ga.) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is allowing walk-ups at the COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8. This will allow people to be vaccinated at the Site without requiring a vehicle.

The walk-ups will occur in conjunction with the Spring Fling event happening in the parking lot neighboring the Mass Vaccination Site. Those attending are encouraged to walk over to the Mass Vaccination Site between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. It will also allow for those in the area who don’t have vehicles to take advantage of the Site.

During the extended hours, only walk-ups are allowed. Drive-ups are still permitted during the Site’s normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ups will not be allowed during normal hours of operation. All GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites only administer the Pfizer vaccine.


As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments in partnership with private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit.