AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta National Golf Club has announced their partnership with Augusta University Health to help expand COVID-19 vaccinations across the area.
According to the release, the golf club will provide property in the Washington Square shopping center to serve as a central vaccination site for the area. This space is scheduled to open Feb. 8 and will remain open as long as it is needed. AU Health will operate the area in accordance with its public vaccination plan and offer the opportunity to accommodate a large number of residents.
“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,” Ridley said. “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.”
Augusta National and the Community Foundation for the CSRA is also set to provide matching $1 million contributions, resulting in a joint donation of $2 million to further support AU Health’s vaccination efforts. Augusta National says the donation will facilitate operations at the Washington Square location and allow the opening of pop-up clinics in undeserved communities, including the Harrisburg and Laney Walker neighborhoods. The contribution also set to fund the launch of AU Health’s first mobile vaccination unit.